proxy_cache_path's max_size being violated/ignored
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Tue Apr 9 23:58:01 UTC 2013
On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 05:24:12PM -0400, gwinans wrote:
> So, I've run without this third party cache purge module since I mentioned a
> custom build.
> The server is still chewing through disk space and IO remains pegged to the
> wall (mix of the cache loader and new cache items). The cache loader seems
> unable to keep up -- I've never seen it actually delete anything. Through
> watching strace, it's just loading items. Does it not work on the queue
> until all items are loaded?
Cache _loader_ never deletes anything. It loads information about
the cache from disk. If it's running, it means that information
about the cache wasn't yet loaded and nginx can't maintain
configured max_size as it don't know current cache size (yet).
In contrast, cache _manager_ maintains max_size and deletes
inactive cache items. It will not be able to maintain max_size
till the cache is loaded, see above.
> Is there anything I can do to try to alleviate this problem?
If you have problems with IO, most trivial solution to try is to
reduce IO with proxy_cache_min_uses, see
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