How to increase the maximum file descriptors for Squid

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Issue

  • If there are too many open files or error messages such as WARNING! Your cache is running out of filedescriptors is found in cache.log, then Squid is running out of file descriptors and cannot handle the extra requests.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • squid

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