Re: [squid-users] cache_mem

From: Florin Andrei <>
Date: 20 Mar 2001 17:55:45 -0800

On 20 Mar 2001 19:35:10 -0600, Joe Cooper wrote:
> 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).

The most puzzling thing is that, even with that "extreme hardware" the
CPU load is much too high. As soon as it gets over 60 requests/second,
the CPU usage for the main process (squid) goes over 95%. The other
processes (diskd, dnsserver, squirm) are on a much lower value.
See these charts:

See what i mean? It's a damned 4-way MIPS server (R12000 / 350 MHz), and
cannot go over 60 req/s without eating up an entire processor!
Lucky me, there are 3 more R12000 procs available for the other
services... :-)

Florin Andrei
Received on Tue Mar 20 2001 - 18:56:13 MST

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