[squid-users] SQUID: cache_dir filling up and squid imploding

Amos Jeffries squid3 at treenet.co.nz
Wed Oct 14 03:07:22 UTC 2015

On 14/10/2015 3:05 a.m., Nelson Manuel Marques wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have a squid running for quite a few years and with the increase of
> traffic we noticed a bit of I/O hammering on the squid server (local
> disks).
> For some testing, I've made a small 1.2GB tmpfs and pointed cache_dir
> to it so that our cache would be in the 'ramdrive'.
> This did help a lot with I/O, but squid eventually once in a while
> implodes when it fills 1.2GB of the ramdrive (cache_dir is configured
> for 1G, leaving 200MB free).

This sounds like <http://bugs.squid-cache.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3553>
which was fixed in Squid-3.5.8

Please try an upgraded package. Eliezer provides more up to date
packages for CentOS which you can find through


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