[PROXYPER] Flushing blocks

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Wed Mar 17 01:16:56 EST 1999

The buffer files in the 300-304 builds of the proxy do not ever reduce in
size, by design.  Unused space within the file is reused automatically,
and the file is expanded as necessary to accomodate more blocks than the
current file size can hold.

Jeff Lawson   http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~jlawson/   http://www.bovine.net/
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On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, David Taylor wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, The Mighty Mike Master wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	I'm trying to run a personal proxy on my Linux box. I must say,
> > the proxy isn't quite as friendly as the client. Anyway, as far as I can
> > tell, the proxy is fetching blocks from a server and exchanging them with
> > the machines inside the network. But I really don't think the blocks are
> > getting flushed. Is the pprc5out.rc5 file supposed to keep growing while
> > the pprc5in.rc5 stays at a relatively sane size? For example:
> > 
> > -rw-rw-r--   1 melanson melanson      572 Mar 16 18:19 pprc5in.rc5
> That isn't exactly big.. How many blocks are you trying to buffer?
> > -rw-rw-r--   1 melanson melanson    53376 Mar 16 18:09 pprc5out.rc5
> > 
> > It's on a dialup connection, so the proxy is running in offline mode. I
> > issue the 'kill -ALRM <pid>' command, per the instructions. Like I said,
> > it appears that blocks get fetched but not flushed. It seems that the log
> > files are too bloated and blathering to actually be useful.
> > 	Any clues? Thanks...
> Bloated and blathering or not, we need the logfiles to help.....
> > 	-Mike M.
> > 
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