avoiding disk cache on proxy ?

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Tue Jan 16 23:10:03 MSK 2007

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:

> nginx caches some of my pages to disk during proxy requests because it is too 
> large
> i'd like to avoid this as much as possible, as the disk io is annoying.
> can anyone recommend some settings for
> 	proxy_buffering
> 	proxy_buffer_size
> 	proxy_buffers
> i'd like to avoid writing to disk entirely.  i'd be fine with dedicate 20mb 
> or so to this if needed.

You may use

      proxy_buffering  off;


      proxy_max_temp_file_size 0;

But backend will be bound up with client during whole download time.
If nginx and backend are on the same host, it's better to use
the "X-Accel-Redirect" header.

Igor Sysoev

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