Does softupdate help squid ?

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Mar 17 13:28:36 UTC 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:51:58 +0100
Frank Bonnet <f.bonnet at> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm setting up a squid cache (3.0.2) machine FreeBSD 7.0 based and I
> wonder if softupdates could help (make it faster ) or not the cache
> partition ?

Yes, use soft-updates. And you should mount any dedicated cache
partitions as noatime.

It's also a good idea to build in aufs support and use that in
your cache_dir entry, instead of the standard ufs cache type which
blocks on disk i/o.

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