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Old 01-09-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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squid blocks the machine, how to fix it?

Hi guys

we have squid installed but had to shut it down since the harddrive kept going on and on, making the computer really slow.

Does squid has any command to autofix buffers or something to solve this?

Old 01-09-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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That depends on how you configure the server and squid. If you are running squid as a caching server for a lot of busy clients, then hard dirve will probably grind away. There are ways to adjust this such as striping the cache across more disks.

More details on what you are trying to accomplish.
Old 01-09-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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thanks stickman

but I've done the testing without any user accessing and the disk goes to full activity making everything else on the server very slow.

If I kill the squid process then the disk rest's and all goes to normal. but then again without squid.

I was wondering if the cache got full or something, how to find out, and if there was a command to .... let's say clean the cache.. or restart settings to bring back squid to normal.

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Day to day maintainance of squid can be accomplished by the command line, or if you prefer a nice gui then get webmin. It has a great squid module and is really easy to use.

See this document for easy instructions for squid from the CLI


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