[squid-users] How to analyse squid memory usage

Amos Jeffries squid3 at treenet.co.nz
Tue May 10 08:02:30 UTC 2016

On 10/05/2016 2:35 p.m., Dan Charlesworth wrote:
> A small percentage of deployments of our squid-based product are using oodles of memory—there doesn’t seem to be a limit to it.
> I’m wondering what the best way might be to analyse what squid is reserving it all for in the latest 3.5 release?
> The output of squidclient mgr:cache_mem is completely incomprehensible to me.

Try mgr:mem report. It is TSV (tab-separated values) file format.

  squidclient mgr:mem > mem.tsv

... and load mem.tsv using your favourite spreadsheet program. The
column titles should then be self-explanatory.


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