Name

coredump_dir

Synopsis

Normally Squid doesn’t change its current directory at startup. While this isn’t usually a problem, it can be if Squid wants to leave a core-dump file. If the core file is very large, it might fill up a disk partition. Additionally, the core won’t be created at all if Squid doesn’t have permission to write in the current directory.

This directive changes Squid’s current directory. You should set it to a location that has sufficient space, and appropriate permissions, for a large core file.

Note that the coredump_dir directive is used only when Squid starts up. If you change the value while Squid is running and then reconfigure, Squid doesn’t change the current directory.

Syntax

coredump_dir pathname

Default

No default

Example

coredump_dir /squid/var

Get Squid: The Definitive Guide now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.