[squid-users] FW: Squid memory utilization

From: Mouque, Eric <EMouque@dont-contact.us>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:09:24 -0500


I am running Squid Version 2.5 in conjuction with Smartfilter and Trend
Micro for http, ftp and smtp virus scanning on Linux RH 7.3 and I am
experiencing some memory utilization problem. Squid is running on a
Intel Pentium III with 1 Gig of RAM + a hard disk. No swap file has been
In order to characterize this issue, would you please answer to the
following question

  1/ What can I do to reduce Squid's memory usage ?
  2/ How do you collect Squid statistics ? Should I use cache manager
for doing so ?
  3/ How to you tune Squid to avoid such memory utilization issue ? The
memory chapter in the Squid FAQ is pretty old. Is it still valid for
Squid Version 2.5 ?
  4/ Squid.conf file contains the following parameters, do you have any
recommendation with regards to those parameters ?
      cache_mem 16 MB cache_dir null /mnt/aplocaldisk/var/null

Thanks in advance for your prompt reply

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