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RE: OpenLDAP-2.0.11 and DB 3.2.9 caching problems
dbcachesize does not work with 2.0.11 and BDB 3.0.9. This has been fixed in
the HEAD branch of the source repository...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Lawrence, Al
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:50 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: OpenLDAP-2.0.11 and DB 3.2.9 caching problems
> After applying the fixes to allow 2.0.11 to use DB 3.2.9 I've
> noticed that when running SLAPADD, only one file (id2entry.dbb -
> the first opened?) seems to be cached while the others seem to be
> written out immediately (i.e. not cached). I really need to have
> cache for all the .dbb files (32 indexes) since I'm processing a
> 677Meg LDIF that results in about 2.6Gig(1.9Gig for id2entry
> alone!) of database files. Can anyone find the bug or explain
> what is happening? I've already contacted Sleepycat but they
> claimed not to know of any problem like this with environment
> cache and pointed me here. As I type this I wonder if "env" is
> being corrupted some how...
> The other problem I have is with setting "dbcachesize". I really
> need to have more than 2Gig of cache (probably more) to avoid the
> LDIF load from taking forever. The code (ldbm.c) only really
> allows you to set cache to 1Gig (even though it accepts numbers
> up to 2 Gig[ 4 if thats an unsigned int]). Sleepycat's
> documentation says "int DBENV->set_cachesize(DB_ENV *dbenv,
> u_int32_t gbytes, u_int32_t bytes, int ncache);". Looking at
> ldbm.c's call to DB's setcachesize method
> env, 0, dbcachesize, 0 ); " it only passes dbcachesize in the
> "bytes of cache". From the documentation that appears to be the
> number of bytes less that a Gig. The "Gbytes of cache" parm is
> set to 0. Shouldn't the dbcachesize be divided into the number of
> Gig's(gbytes) and the remainder(bytes) in the call? Also my
> architecture would like to have the cache allocated in chunks
> instead of one big malloc. DB has a parameter for that "ncache"
> (they indicate this is necessary for SUN's) which is!
> set to 0 in ldbm.c. Shouldn't there be a config option like
> "dbcachechunks" to set that? I've been toying with a fix for this
> but wondered if anyone else has dealt with this before (why
> reinvent the wheel?).