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Re: Fwd: [ldap] Implementation Suggestions
--On Friday, January 20, 2006 2:02 PM -0500 Daniel Henninger
I'll attach all of these (and their components) that are actual files.
The *.bdb files are:
-rw------- 1 root other 54288384 Dec 2 23:54 dn2id.bdb
-rw------- 1 root other 285081600 Dec 2 23:55 id2entry.bdb
What would be most useful here is the sum of the size of the two above
files, and the sum the sizes of all the bdb files (this has two distinct
I am going to assume here that you are using Solaris on the SPARC cpu set.
On your indices.conf file, you have a lot of pres indices that are likely
unnecessary (although I can't know for sure without knowing your usage
patterns). Do you do a lot of:
where XXX is the "pres" indexed attribute.
On your slapd.conf file:
You have no threads setting (I suggest threads 8) based on your
You have no idlcachesize setting
You are not using a shared memory key. This is *essential* for any type of
reasonable performance from Solaris SPARC. Note this will entail setting
up shared memory segments of an appropriate size in your /etc/system file.
for more about shm_key. On the /etc/system file bit, I do:
which ups the possible maximum size of shared memory segments from 8MB to
3GB (I have 4 GB of memory on my system). This does not mean that you have
to use as much as it is configured to be.
On your DB_CONFIG file:
You BDB log files and your BDB database files appears to be on separate
disks. This is a good thing. :)
On your set_cachesize setting:
For optimal performance while slapd is running, set_cachesize should not be
smaller than the sum of dn2id.bdb and id2entry.bdb, and should be some
offset larger than that sum (10%?) to account for write activity.
Using more than a single cache (you have 20) is known to negatively impact
performance on Solaris as well.
My DB_CONFIG setting here is:
set_cachesize 2 536870912 1
I.e., 2.5 GB in a single cache. On 32 bit solaris, you can have up to 4GB
in a single cache. All versions of BDB prior to 4.4 (and I recommend
4.2.52+patches) must have multiple caches after 4GB. I would heavily
recommend against splitting up into multiple caches as long as you are
below the 4GB mark.
For optimal performance while slapadd'ing a database, set_cachesize should
be as large as, or lager than, the sum of all your *.bdb files
As an additional note, in OpenLDAP 2.2, the syncrepl portion was in the
slapd code, which significantly impacted all operations. For OpenLDAP 2.3,
this was extracted outside of the core slapd code, which gives you a
Hope this helps,
Principal Software Developer
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