Re: [squid-users] number of children {startup] [idle]

From: Nick Cairncross <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:39:39 +0000

>>Does this mean that if my squid.conf has..
>> auth_param negotiate children 55 startup=5 idle=10
>> ..5 children will be spawned to begin when I start squid and if they all
>> get used then 10 more will spawn automatically (15 total) and then
>> 10 (25) and so on until 55 children have been reached and then no more
>> be spawned? Or am I wrong..
>You are correct. :)
>hmm, I think we put one "and" too many in that text. Should be a sentence
>break at "reconfigure. Squid"

Thanks for clarifying this.. Just tried it on my 3.1.8 using:

 auth_param negotiate program /usr/lib/squid/squid_kerb_auth -r
 auth_param negotiate children 120 startup=70 idle=10
 auth_param negotiate keep_alive on

and restarted Squid. Cache.log shows:

 2010/11/16 16:36:20| helperOpenServers: Starting 120/120
'squid_kerb_auth' processes

And on shut down I see:

 2010/11/16 16:36:19| Open FD UNSTARTED 10 squid_kerb_auth #1
 2010/11/16 16:36:19| Open FD UNSTARTED 12 squid_kerb_auth #2
 2010/11/16 16:36:19| Open FD UNSTARTED 14 squid_kerb_auth #3
 2010/11/16 16:36:19| Open FD UNSTARTED 16 squid_kerb_auth #4 etc etc
up to 120

That would say to me that all the helpers have started.. Am I doing
something wrong?



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