Diskd seems better than aufs

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Yesterday, in our Squid cache optimization trials “aufs” created problems. We have seen warning lines about “queue congestion in disk I/O operations” in cache.log and at the same time we have detected unreturned HTTP requests.

Then, we have tried “diskd” engine for cache storage system. Results were wonderful. After switching to “diskd”,  warning lines or unreturned requests were disappeared.

Difference between “aufs” and “diskd”, in order to avoid blocking Squid main process with disk I/O requests, “aufs” delegates these requests to new POSIX ...

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Squid3 optimization tips

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Several documents about how to optimize Squid cache are available all around the web. Obviously, there is no silver bullet, there is no definite solution.

But these days, we are trying to optimize a Squid cache which is using MyDLP as ICAP server. In our site there are about 1,5K users which are very active web users. Access times are very important ...

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