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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA



Comparing Squid Filesystem Performance with Web Polygraph
Duane Wessels

Track: Apache Web Server
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: Sea Breeze I

Squid is the most popular HTTP caching proxy in use on the Internet. For the sake of portability, Squid stores cached data as individual files in a multi-level Unix filesystem tree. The underlying filesystem is generally Squid's primary performance bottleneck. This talk explains how I've used Web Polygraph to benchmark the performance of Squid under five different operating systems, with numerous filesystem options and Squid storage schemes.

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