Re: [squid-users] when to use cache cluster?

From: Chris Woodfield <>
Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 19:26:55 -0400

Another good use for cache clustering is when you need squid to scale beyond a single core* on your proxy server; you can run multiple squid instances on a single box and cluster them to avoid duplicate storage.


*Yes, I know I/O is threaded, but the main event loop is not...

On May 1, 2010, at 2:19 AM, Amos Jeffries wrote:

> SQL Camel wrote:
>> Hello,
>> When running with reverse proxy mode, when should we consider to use cache cluster rather than all separate cache boxes?
>> From what I know, no matter with parents or with siblings every cache has all the objects of others, so is cache cluster really meaningful?
> When the origin server is too slow or too far away or needs to do too much work to generate and/or check objects.
> Also when you don't want each proxy to maintain its own duplicate cache use a peer clustering protocol that prevents duplicates. They are listed in the cache_peer documentation.
> Amos
> --
> Please be using
> Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE9 or 3.1.1
Received on Sat May 01 2010 - 23:27:00 MDT

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