RE: [squid-users] Squid consumes a lot dsk space

From: Gregori Parker <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 13:29:05 -0800

I'm surprised 30 users haven't consumed more than 65GB worth of internet
in that amount of time :)

Keep in mind that Squid will keep stale items in cache (not serving them
of course) until it hits its threshold (default 90-something percent
cache usage), because Squid doesn't want to waste time purging stale
objects until necessary. See cache_swap_high/low parameters for more
information on these thresholds. Also see
4c7cdde76eeb163b8c8e691e to learn about Squid's cache replacement

If you still want to fine-tune, I would recommend putting some profiling
in place (see cachemgr or snmp) so you have a 'before' to compare
against when making changes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilson Hernandez []
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 12:52 PM
Subject: [squid-users] Squid consumes a lot dsk space

Hello again.

I would like to fine tune squid so, that it won't cache so many things.
I noticed that in less than a month a network with about 30 users
consumed 65GB of harddrive. I don't think that's normal if it is please
correct me.
Received on Mon Jan 05 2009 - 21:29:18 MST

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