I have a Bordermanager 3.8 SP5 on Netware 6.5 SP6.

four cache volumes on four physical disks.
512 cache directories
separate volumes for sys and logs

Three of my cache volumes have filled to 560MB, one has filled to 850MB

As seen in the statistics below, BM has served 50GB of content in
4.5Million requests over a 12 day period (taken on the weekend, after
backup/log processing, that is why hot nodes are low.)

Maximum cache object size is 30MB for HTTP and FTP.

I have also included the cache statistics from option 64

Any ideas as to why the cache volumes are not filling?




Novell BorderManager FastCache Current Activity
Uptime: 11 days 18 hours 51 minutes
Connections in use: 2 Connections awaiting tear down: 1
Client connections: 1 Idle: 0 Server connections: 2 Idle: 0
Pending DNS lookups TCP: 0 UDP: 0
Total DNS lookups TCP: 0 UDP: 274815 Cached: 2499
Client connect attempts: 4596531 Failed: 73444 In progress: 17
Succeeded new: 1631907 Succeeded existing: 2891163
Total HTTP fills: 4540337 (0 this second 665 this minute)
Filled from origin: 4245850 Thru a proxy: 0 Failed: 685307
Fills in progress: 7
Data Filled: 50,653,726,744 bytes
Read ahead checks: 0 Fills: 0 Download requests: 0
Total HTTP requests: 5868211 (0 this second 815 this minute)
Requests in progress: 1
Data transmitted: 49,217,002,973 bytes
Transmitted this second: 0 bytes
Number of cache nodes: 56576 Hot: 15 Cold: 56561
Cache hits 28% Hot: 1635222 Cold: 132317 Fill waits: 0 Cache misses: 4469443
Processor utilization: 6% Receive buffers: 1 of 13525
Dirty Cache Buffers: 0 of 377195
Oldest cache buffer data: 3 days 8 hours 3 minutes 36 seconds

Cache Volume Usage
VOLUMES : CACHE4 CACHE3 CACHE2 CACHE1
volume number, flags : 5, Act 4, Act 3, Act 2, Act
block size in KiloBytes : 8 8 8 8
volume total size in blocks : 4444022 4444534 4444534 4444534
configured free blks:- minimum : 355521 355562 355562 355562
normal : 666603 666680 666680 666680
initial freeblks : 4404134 4420735 4419413 4420355
blks used by proxy @ startup : 6770 4570 4894 4914
Disk blocks available for cache : 4339627 4370365 4373900 4373679
Disk blocks available total : 4339627 4370365 4373900 4373679
freeable blocks : 0 0 0 0

errors noDiskSpace. other : 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0
cleanup scheduled. called : 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0
count-failWrite flagged. actual : 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0
Purge? NO. count- try purge : 0 0 0 0
count- bypass disk cache : 0 0 0 0

Hot nodes 15 : 7 2 2 4
hot nodes in MRU list : 3 1 1 3

Cold nodes 56561 : 14403 14417 13933 13808
passThru_requests:46 passThru_abortBrowser:14