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Re: caching magic (was: How to trace activity on Window platform ?)
this is beginning to seriously confuse
from the set_cachesize doc on sleepycat
I learned that ".. if ncache
is 0 or 1, the cache will be allocated contiguously in memory."
So I figure that if, for performance reasons,
I want to put my db entirely in memory, I have two options
1) measure the size of the db (and indices)
on the file system. use the set_cachesize directive in DB_CONFIG with a
larger size and ncache set to 0 or 1 (and db_recover after the changes
2) measure the number of entries in the
db. use the cachesize directive in slapd.conf to set it to something larger
I understand that 1) would be a server-wide
configuration and 2) is a database specific configuration (one server can
have many databases)
But my questions:
- in case my server only has one database:
are 1) and 2) equivalent? i.e. can I chose one of either cachsize or set_cachesize
and ignore the other?
- if i set both, what are the effects or
- what does shm_key do again?
- why does setting shm_key fail on my RH
enterprise 3.0 box (I tried different values, the debug error is always
something like shmget: key: 9: unable to create
shared system memory region: Invalid argument)
but not on my Solaris 8 box (both have 2GB of memory, both are configured
identically with set_cachesize 0 214748365
0 in DB_CONFIG)?
thanks for any enlightnment
--On Tuesday, June 15, 2004 11:16 AM +0200
Frank Hoffsummer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> thanks quanah for your answers
> so setting set_cachesize in
DB_CONFIG to something larger than the size
> of my DBs and then
> setting shm_key to something positive
in slapd.conf will keep the entire
> DB in memory?
> the relation between shm_key and set_cachesize
isnt clear to me.....
shm_key tells Slapd what shared memory
key to use on the system. (X)
set_cachesize tells BDB how large of a
cache to create. (Y)
The two parameters together will try to
create a shared memory segment with memory key X of size Y
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