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Re: timing issues

At 07:54 AM 6/26/2001, Stacy Rally wrote:
>I have several questions about LDAP:
>1. If you want to change the cachesize / dbcachesize after starting up slapd
>and loading up the database, what is the best way to go about this.  Does
>killing slapd and restarting it pick up the changes?  Do you need to
>regenerate the data?

Yes, no.

>2. I was trying to add an index to my database, so I ran ldbmcat, and
>created an ldif file.  I then ran ldif2index, and I get the following error:
>/usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/core.schema: line 114: expecting "requires"
>or "allows" got ""
><oc clause> ::= objectclass <ocname>
>                [ requires <attrlist> ]
>                [ allows <attrlist> ]
>Does anyone know why this is happening?  Am I doing something wrong?

You are using OpenLDAP 1 tools with an OpenLDAP 2 slapd.conf(5) file.

>3. I'm having major timing issues with my data.  I have a database with
>between 250,000 & 300,000 entries.  All the entries have an objectclass of
>"testuser" (made up by me).  Each entry has 18 attributes, all of them
>filled in (none blank) with one value.  When I try to count entries, (either
>by doing an ldapsearch command on the entire directory with a filter of
>"objectclass=testuser", or by writing a piece of code in C to search with
>the same filter, and count the entries after the search) it takes hours to
>do the count. (In fact, it hasn't finished the count yet, because I have
>timelimit set to 2 hours, and it times out at that point).  So, basically,
>it takes over two hours to give me a count of entries with
>objectclass=testuser when there are 250,000 entries with that objectclass.
>I have an eq index on objectclass, but no other indexes (I didn't think they
>would help, since they aren't part of my filter).  I have loglevel=0, and
>I've played around with the cachesize and dbcachesize parameters, with no
>noticable change in search time.  Are there other parameters that I should
>be trying to change?  Is there anything else I can do to help this along?

I suggest you rebuild your database using OpenLDAP 2 tools
(assuming you are using the OpenLDAP 2 slapd).