Re: [squid-users] cache_mem

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 19:35:10 -0600

No harm in that. As long as you never go into swap, you can raise it as
high as you like.

However, 60-100 reqs/second isn't all that hard of a workload, and
shouldn't take such extreme hardware (a single CPU, dual IDE disk based
system with 384MB of RAM can do that).

Florin Andrei wrote:

> Is it reasonable to grow cache_mem aggresively?
> I mean, suppose i have 2.5 GB RAM, and only about 500MB used by other
> processes. So i modified cache_mem to 200 MB. Now the main squid process
> is around 1 GB.
> The cache gets 60...100 req/second during the peak hours.

                      Joe Cooper <>
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