performance impact of large /etc/hosts files

RW fbsd06 at
Wed Dec 12 05:53:40 PST 2007

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:31:08 +0000
Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at> wrote:

> I have zero experience of squid beyond reading about it, but it has 
> always sounded like a major resource hog.  

It depends how you use it. I think you can probably get it down to
about 15 MB, if you eliminate memory caching and use a modest disk
cache. Squid needs to store per object metadata in memory, about
10-20MB per GB of disk cache, and that's what leads to very large
memory use.

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