Re: [squid-users] large memory squid

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 22:04:41 +1300

john Moylan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am about to take ownership of a new 2CPU, 4 core server with 32GB of
> RAM - I intend to add the server to my squid reverse proxy farm. My
> site is approximately 300GB including archives and I think 32GB of
> memory alone will suffice as cache for small, hot objects without
> necessitating any additional disk cache.
> Are there any potential bottlenecks if I set the disk cache to
> something like 500MB and cache_mem to something like 22GB. I'm using
> Centos 5's Squid 2.6.
> I have a full set of monitoring scripts as per
> (thanks again) and of
> course I will be able to benchmark this myself once I have the box -
> but any tips in advance would be appreciated.

Should run sweet. Just make sure its a 64-bit OS and Squid build or all
that RAM goes to waste.


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE5 or 3.0.STABLE10
   Current Beta Squid
Received on Thu Nov 13 2008 - 09:04:51 MST

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