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Re: High volume ldap queries causing corruption in bdb backend.
I didn't create a DB_CONFIG file so everything should be at it's default
value. I'll try setting the cachesize and dbcachesize, is there anything
else I should set?
On Thursday 18 September 2003 19:27, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Thursday, September 18, 2003 11:03 AM -0700 Peter Johnson
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to use openldap, v2.1.22 on red-hat linux AS 2.1, to support
> > email routing with sendmail (8.12.6). Our email server processes
> > 50-100k messages per day. After running for a few hours, the ldap
> > server suddenly becomes very slow to respond.
> > I can take sendmail out of the picture and duplicate the problem easily
> > with the ldapsearch command. I setup a shell script that loops through
> > the alphabet and searches the ldap server as fast as it can. Running by
> > itself, the script can do about 200k queries per hour and overnight did
> > over 2.7M queries without error or slow downs and the CPU load on the
> > server is only 10-15%.
> > The problem is that within minutes of starting a second shell script
> > both scripts start experiencing very slow response times, 10
> > seconds/query. Performance does not return to normal when either of the
> > scripts is killed. Even after bouncing the ldap server processes the
> > response time is still very slow.
> > The only thing that seems to fix the problem is using db_recover -c
> > before starting the server. If I slow the scripts down to 1
> > query/second, both scripts can run without causing problems.
> > I don't understand running two high volume query scripts can corrupt the
> > bdb database (version 4.1.25). There are no updates being done during
> > the time the scripts are running.
> > I cant imagine that 100k email messages/day is to much for openldap so
> > something must be wrong with my installation. I am going to rebuild the
> > bdb software to enable the test scripts and diagnostics but was hoping
> > someone else has seen this problem.
> > I didn't see any bdb list servers on the sleepycat web site, is there a
> > better place to post this question?
> Hi Peter,
> Here at Stanford, we use 3 of our 9 replica servers for email routing. The
> 3 servers handle some 375,000 connections each per day. What type of
> settings do you have in your DB_CONFIG file for BDB?
Humboldt State University