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Re: Appropriate slapd.conf dbcachesize size?

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Kirk A. Turner-Rustin wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Micah Anderson wrote:
> > >From what I've been able to find from reading mailing list archives,
> > the FAQ and searching online (and of course reading man pages), the
> > slapd.conf parameter cachesize should be set according to how many
> > entries you have (since I've got about 7,000 I set it to 10,000 to
> > allow for growth). 
> > 
> > However, I haven't been able to figure out what the dbcachesize
> > parameter should be based on. I've read that it should be the size of
> > your .db files, but does this mean that it should be the size of all
> > of my .bdb files on disk added together?
> > 
> > Thanks for any help, and if there is some documentation I am missing,
> > please point me to it!
> man slapd-bdb will show you the slapd.conf caching directives specific
> to back-bdb, of which dbcachesize is not one.

I just found the source of my confusion, the slapd-bdb man page was
not on my system. The man pages which were on my system were the old
man pages for the old version of openldap that I had installed. The
slapd.conf man page at that version showed dbcachesize and there were
no separate man pages for the different back-ends. No wonder I was