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

From: Scott Phalen <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 10:55:06 -0600

Thanks, Henrik! I have been watching my squid server all weekend and have
noticed it hovers around 5-8MB of free RAM. I have a windows background and
fairly new to the linux world. I saw no RAM as a bad thing. But everything
seems to be working fine.

Scott Phalen

-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Nordstrom []
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:29 AM
To: Scott Phalen
Subject: RE: [squid-users] FW: Squid memory utilization

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Scott Phalen wrote:

> Ok, I have been all over the memory FAQs and still can't figure out why my
> server is consuming all it's RAM. I have 2GIG of DDR RAM and the only
> service running on this server is Squid. My cache_mem is set to 64MB and
> cache_dir is 10000 16 256. During peak hours my RAM is consumed very

How do you measure amount or RAM used?

Measuring RAM usage in a UNIX system is non-triviall as there normally
should be no free ram if ths system works correctly as any free unused ram
is a waste of resources (which UNIX dislikes).

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