Re: [squid-users] SQUID SETTINGS

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:43:14 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Scott Phalen wrote:

> Hello, I am very new to the world of squid.
> First question ~ will WCCP V2 be incorporated in Squid 3.0?

I hope so.

> Second question ~ This is pertaining to cache_mem size. Here is what I am
> using:
> Dell 650 PowerEdge Server
> 3Ghz Processor/2GB RAM
> 146GB Hard Drive x 2
> Linux Advanced Server 2.1
> I configured squid to use a "big" partition (100GB). Squid is the only
> process running on this server. There are roughly 1500 computers going to
> be using this cache. I have an identical Dell 650 configured to help load
> balance but when I start Squid on that server it tells me "Squid is already
> running".
> What would you suggest the default cache_mem should be? Currently I have it
> set at 1024MB.

That is probably too high. You should set it lower, like 128MB, then
wait until Squid's disk cache fills up. Once Squid has been running for
a while with a full cache, then consider increasing cache_mem if you
have RAM that is being unused.

> I am watching my "TOP" screen to see how much CPU and MEM squid is using,
> anyone know what RSS is? It is currently at 149M after squid running for
> 135 minutes. And it appears the memory is climbing pretty fast.

RSS is essentially the process size. It stands for Resident Set Size.

Duane W.
Received on Fri Feb 13 2004 - 23:43:16 MST

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