Varnish, a faster Squid

May 5, 2008 – 5:09 pm

I just stumbled across Varnish, an HTTP cache and modern alternative to Squid. The config file is compiled into a shared library at startup, logging is done in-memory and paging out unused pages to disk is left to the OS. With squid, an unused cached page is explicitly written to disk by the proxy, while the OS most probably already swapped it out anyway.

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  2. Erster!

    By ccm on May 5, 2008

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