Controlling memory usage
andersb at vgnett.no
Mon Jul 17 22:44:45 CEST 2006
Okay, that made more sense to me.
Thank you for another detailed explanation. Rest assured that
question number 3, after "how do I start?", "how do I stop?", is "how
can I allocate memory?". This is good material in the process of
trying to tell old Squid users how we "use" memory. FAQ material.
On Jul 17, 2006, at 21:02, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <B06E690C-CA93-4547-AD2A-61246521142D at vgnett.no>, Anders
> Berg writes
>> The reason Anders N. asks about this is how Squid works today. The
>> squid.conf file leaves you with a option to specify how much RAM you
>> wanna use for Squid.
> And this is right where the trouble starts.
> Squid is written for a machine model that has not existed since
> 1980 when 3BSD was released.
> In that model, a process has some amount of "memory" and either all
> of that "memory" is present in RAM or none of it is. When RAM grew
> short, an entire process was swapped out (hence the name: "swap out
> one process for another")
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