[squid-users] tuning squid memory (aka avoiding the reaper)
synfinatic at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 23:57:48 UTC 2017
One more update before I restart squid:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
3188 squid 20 0 4821844 4.337g 1.008g R 53.0 30.4 349:31.24 squid
3187 squid 20 0 3539696 3.153g 1.008g R 31.9 22.1 259:15.31 squid
3190 squid 20 0 3198228 2.834g 1.008g S 29.2 19.8 230:23.30 squid
3189 squid 20 0 3033460 2.680g 1.008g R 27.0 18.8 226:17.63 squid
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On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> So this is smelling like a mem leak to me. First after running for a few hours:
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
> 3188 squid 20 0 3586264 3.175g 1.007g R 63.4 22.2 162:59.38 squid
> 3187 squid 20 0 2941332 2.585g 1.005g S 45.5 18.1 129:36.40 squid
> 3190 squid 20 0 2641828 2.304g 1.001g R 41.4 16.1 109:49.08 squid
> 3189 squid 20 0 2524892 2.182g 0.987g S 42.1 15.3 110:30.96 squid
> I configured squid w/ 1GB mem cache, no disk cache, ssl bumping and 4
> workers. Looks like they've all pretty much mapped the 1GB which is
> what I'd expect. However, resident memory is clearly quite high
> considering my config.
> While this was running I was capturing the output of mgr:mem and
> started looking at the numbers. Now I'm not 100% I understand the
> meanings of all the columns, but I also don't see any indication of
> what is using all that resident memory.
> I've grabbed a few of the mgr:mem output spanning the test and
> uploaded them here since I hate sending attachments to lists:
> Aaron Turner
> https://synfin.net/ Twitter: @synfinatic
> My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being
> the basis for all morality. "Something cannot emerge from nothing,"
> he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable
> "the truth" can be. -- Frank Herbert, Dune
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:05 PM, Amos Jeffries <squid3 at treenet.co.nz> wrote:
>> On 29/09/17 12:35, Aaron Turner wrote:
>>> Ok, i'll work on that. One other thing, is that if I let it run long
>>> enough, squid will crash with errors like the following:
>>> FATAL: Received Bus Error...dying.
>>> 2017/09/28 23:28:09 kid4| Closing HTTP port 10.93.3.4:3128
>>> 2017/09/28 23:28:09 kid4| Closing HTTP port 127.0.0.1:3128
>>> 2017/09/28 23:28:09 kid4| storeDirWriteCleanLogs: Starting...
>>> 2017/09/28 23:28:09 kid4| Finished. Wrote 0 entries.
>>> 2017/09/28 23:28:09 kid4| Took 0.00 seconds ( 0.00 entries/sec).
>>> CPU Usage: 0.541 seconds = 0.466 user + 0.075 sys
>>> Maximum Resident Size: 121440 KB
>>> Page faults with physical i/o: 0
>>> At first I thought the bus error was hardware, but it's happened on
>>> two different EC2 instances now.
>> Yes "Bus Error" is definitely hardware. The OS kernel had an error loading
>> some data from RAM into the CPU or something along those lines.
>> The only things we can do about it is check that your Squid is up to date
>> with the system environment - eg fairly recent Squid version built with the
>> OS latest compiler version against its current libc or whatever the
>> equivalents of those are for your system. If there are binary level issues
>> with the libc interfaces weird things can happen.
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