Re: [squid-users] Ramdisks

From: Brian <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:14:55 -0500

Hmm... what about setting cache_mem very large and
maximum_object_size == maximum_object_size_in_memory ?

With a normal cache_dir, that should hold all recent objects in memory and
automatically save them to disk in case of a shutdown. The only problems
I can see there are
1) The system may not handle a 1.5GB process particularly well
2) Disk objects are not pulled back into memory, so file which only exist
on disk would remain that way (even cached, that adds a couple ms of

        -- Brian

On Wednesday 21 November 2001 06:47 am, wrote:
> Hi All!
> I was just pondering on how to make a superfast squid, and I wondered to
> myself: Would it be possible to build the squid cache on a _large_
> ramdisk (ie: 1-2GB), and then copy all of the cache information to the
> hard disk if the program needed shutting down. Would this work? I can
> understand it wouldn't be quite as stable, but is it possible? I'm
> _sure_ someone's tried this before!
> Thanks!
> Laurence J Praties tel: 0871 871 0222
> Systems Administrator fax:0871 871 0223
> Gazelle Informatics Ltd
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