Hello, I am setting up a FreeBSD LDAP server and I was experiencing very poor performance (5 ldap_search/sec using only one connection and a small database) when querying the LDAP server (remotely and localy as well). I however noticed that I could get better performance (around 30 req/s) running my test client on a linux system. After some experimentation (tcpdumping and so on) it camed out that the slow performance was due to the fact that ip paquets between the server and the client were smaller than the mss, and such the following ip paquets were not sent until the previous one was ack'ed. (thus the difference between freebsd and linux came from the difference in delay between acks in the tcp stack of both systems). Setting TCP_NODELAY on the socket in the server and the client solves the problem by disabling nagle algorithm, and improves performance a lot (up to 300 req/s now). I enclose a little patch I wrote to set up TCP_NODELAY (for 1.2.4). Do you think this could be included in the main distribution ? Gaël. -- Gaël Roualland - firstname.lastname@example.org ENSERB Informatique, 3ème année.
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