RE: [squid-users] FW: Squid memory utilization

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 13:55:47 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Scott Phalen wrote:

> I understand that there are other processes that will run just from turning
> on the server. I am using "TOP" to verify RAM utilization. When squid
> isn't running there is not more than 200MB of RAM used. I turn on squid and
> within 6 hours I am at the point you see in "TOP" below:
> 12:47pm up 6:06, 4 users, load average: 0.21, 0.23, 0.18
> 49 processes: 46 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU states: 5.6% user, 11.4% system, 0.0% nice, 83.0% idle
> Mem: 2059416K av, 1798476K used, 260940K free, 292K shrd, 136604K
> buff
> Swap: 2096400K av, 0K used, 2096400K free 1392716K
> cached
> 2886 nobody 15 0 153M 153M 1684 R 14.9 7.6 22:11 squid
> Keep in mind I am a novice linux guy. If I am reading top wrong then my
> bad. I don't know what the "buff" and "cached" mean to the far right.
> Maybe that is where my issue is. Or maybe I have a memory leak. I have no
> clue how to check for that. I am using the latest stable version of squid,
> I read there were memory leak issues in previous posts, do I need to patch
> this version of squid?

You do not have a memory leak. Squid's process size is only 153M, as shown
in the SIZE and RSS columns. The other memory is being used by your operating
system and/or other processes.

Duane W.
Received on Fri Feb 20 2004 - 13:55:48 MST

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