Re: [squid-users] Best OS for Squid to handle maximum load/connections/second ?

From: Gary Shelton <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 10:52:07 -0800

hmm, i think the combination that offers the best performance potential
(given appropriate knowledge of squid and the target OS) would be any
linux distribution using one of the 2.4 kernels with the improved VM and
using reiserfs.

otoh, i use FreeBSD 4.3 (working on using 4.4, which has a new directory
hash algorithm i'd like to try (supposed to speed up operations on large
directory strutctures)) with squid 2.5, diskd, softupdates, and noatime,
and i get pretty good performance out of it. my box is an old compaq
proliant 3000 with 1GB of ram, 333MHz P2, an old compaq raid controller,
and 5 9GB 10000rpm drives in a raid-0 array. while the number of hits i
get is fairly low (700-900 per minute), my cpu usage on this old clunker
never gets over 10%. i'm pretty sure i could improve the performance
somewhat by dumping the raid and using the drives individually, but it
is pretty reliable, and already performs better than i need. ymmv, of
course, but i'd suggest you stick with a fast uniprocessor with lots of
IO capability, rather than an SMP box, since squid won't really take
advantage of the additional cpus (unless you're running more than one
squid process), and squid needs all the io it can get.


On Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at 05:05 AM, David Wilson wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm sure this question has been asked many times before, but I'm
> looking for
> your opinions or experience that you may have had with Squid on various
> platforms, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux etc etc.
> Many thanks.
> Regards
> David Wilson
> Technical Support Centre
> The S.A Internet
> 0860 100 869

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