[Cake] Cake memory usage after 1TB

Pete Heist pete at heistp.net
Thu Jun 24 11:00:59 EDT 2021

On Thu, 2021-06-24 at 15:59 +0200, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
> Pete Heist <pete at heistp.net> writes:
> > I'm using Cake on an EdgeRouter-X at a site that does around 50-
> > 100GB/day, and we're quite happy with it so far. Egress and ingress
> > stats are below after ~1TB download and ~100GB upload.
> > 
> > I use "memlimit 8M", and noticed that it's reporting 8389696 bytes
> > used
> > on egress, which is at the maximum (slightly over actually). Around
> > 6M
> > is used on ingress. Should I then raise these limits, or is it
> > normal
> > for it to settle in around the maximum over time?
> That stat is the maximum memory ever used, not the current usage
> (that
> is reported by "backlog 0b 0p"). So if your queue ever overflows
> it'll
> be at its maximum.

Thanks, it's not inconceivable that it reached that at some point, if
there were an unresponsive flow for example. After my bump to 16M, I'll
get notified now if it reaches that, for curiosity's sake.


> -Toke

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