RE: [squid-users] Poor performance of squid-2.5 on Redhat 7.2 com pared to Solaris 8 on x86

From: Sommariva Graziano <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 14:08:43 +0100

I 'd take a look at network drivers......

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Arnold []
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:10 AM
Subject: [squid-users] Poor performance of squid-2.5 on Redhat 7.2
compared to Solaris 8 on x86

I've been working with squid for some time on low end x86/solaris platform.
I concocted a really slick config on that worked well to impress the powers
that be such that bought some new IBM PIII/1.13Ghz 512Mb etc etc to replace
the solaris X86 P200 128Mb etc... woopee! except they wanted Redhat because
IBM support redhat....

Anyway we have a url we can access that indicates download speed and for
some reason the solis box ALWAYS leaves the Redhat box for dead....1500Kbps
vs 200-300Kbps

The same speed applies for the bundled version of Squid in Redhat that is

I recompiled the exact same versions on solaris as redhat with the same
./configure --prefix=/opt/squid-2.5 '--enable-storeio=ufs diskd null' --
enable-icmp --enable-delay-pools --enable-useragent-log --enable-
referer-log --enable-snmp --enable-underscores '--enable-auth=basic ntlm' '-
-enable-basic-auth-helpers=PAM' --enable-ntlm-auth-helpers=NTLMSSP
except I included LDAP in the helpers on redhat
Squid is configured on both with a null cache_dir but otherwise is pretty
stock standard.
Solaris/Sqiuid still wins by a factor of 5!

Is there any trick to Squid on Redhat that I should know about? Can anyone
offer any advice on trouble shooting this?

Thanks in advance
Peter Arnold
Received on Wed Feb 20 2002 - 06:09:29 MST

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