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Re: Connections timing out to OpenLDAP server
--On Friday, August 19, 2005 4:16 PM -0500 Ben Beuchler <email@example.com>
On 8/19/05, Quanah Gibson-Mount <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ah. The only thing I'm setting from those options is several "index"
> entries. Anything in particular you recommend I experiment with?
cachesize and idlcachesize
We only have ~1300 entries in our database, so I left cachesize at the
default (1000) and set idlcachesize to 200. It'll be interesting to
see how that changes things.
I would set up a cachesize then that allows you to cache all your entries,
plus room for growth.
Note that the general rule of thumb for idlcachesize is 3*cachesize (so in
your case, around 4500, rather than 200).
That does seem small, but after reading the documentation you linked
to and playing with db_stat, it appears we were getting 85% to 97%
cache hits, depending on the attribute.
In the name of experimentation, I doubled it to 4MB. I'm going to
spend some time reading about the bdb tweaks and see what I can
optimize. However, since our database is so very small, I'm not
expecting dramatic changes...
Sounds good. :)
Another way to test this (on a development server) is via slapadd. When
slapadd runs out of cache space, it slows down significantly. So if it
takes you a longer time to slapadd with 2MB than it does with 4MB, you
definitely had too small a cache. And you could always see if there is any
difference between say 4MB and 8MB, just for kicks. ;)
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