Re: [squid-users] Problem with Restarted Squid Stable 2.6_19 Add

From: Nicole <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:16:51 -0800 (PDT)

On 21-Apr-08 My Secret NSA Wiretap Overheard Adrian Chadd Saying :
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2008, Nicole wrote:
>> > I took a look at this over the weekend (whilst looking at other stuff in
>> > the
>> > storage code) and I could -probably- make the AUFS swaplog parsing case
>> > much
>> > faster. I've just got other priorities at the moment (ie, lots more
>> > cleaning
>> > up
>> > before I start breaking things in creative ways.)
>> Is this perhaps a recent change? I never noticed this until I upgraded.
>> (from
>> -16 I think) I tried downgrading once after a reboot, however I got the same
>> results when i tried to restart it. But other servers I have, with older
>> revs,
>> don't have this problem.
> Its been like this forever. How big are your swaplog files in each of your
> cache dirs? Do you perodically rotate the logfiles? (squid -k rotate)
 The swaplog files are about 156 megs. Altho I have some servers that have
swaplogs that are 1.6 gigs but are fine as they the servers have never been

 I have never run squid -k rotate. I have another server that just started
exibiting the same sort of behaviour of slowing down. I tried lowing the
available disk size to force it trim some files and did a squid -k rotate but
it was still slow.

 It's getting to be kind of a drag having to contantly wipe out the cache every
few months when they get to a larger size. The disks are 146 Gig and are only
56% full. I am trying to keep lowering the alloted available cache size to see
if there is a sweet spot.

 How often should squid -k rotate be used. It seems like there are various
opinions on its usage and frequency.


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