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Re: a few back-bdb tuning questions
> Quoting matthew sporleder <email@example.com>:
> > I am using openldap 2.3.21 and bdb 4.4.20 (both compiled 64-bit) on
> > solaris 10.
> > I followed (How do I determine the proper BDB/HDB database cache
> > size?) http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/1075.html and saw the
> > note:
> > "I don't have enough free RAM to hold all the 800MB id2entry data, so
> > 4MB is good enough."
> > And I found my number (around 30MB), which got me -great- read
> > performance.
> > (so far I have my sun v120 upto 750+ BINDS/second using slamd and a
> > few thousand test accounts. Although, when I turned on logging, it
> > went down to 350/second)
> This seems rather low. I'll note that on Solaris it is best to use a shared
> memory cache. My SunFire 120's get several thousand searches/second.
Is this with the entire directory loaded into ram? (I noticed you had
a pretty big cachesize)
> > Well.. what if you do have enough ram? Do you just set a huge cache
> > size, and it will eventually grab the whole thing? Do I need to
> > include my indexes and other things in that memory calculation, or
> > just the id2entry?
Sorry, can you clarify if this is 'Yep' on just the id2entry, or 'Yep' on *.bdb?
> > The man page mentions that hdb needs a very large idlcachesize
> > relative to the cachesize. What's the bdb recommendation on this?
> > When I checkpoint and use DB_LOG_AUTOREMOVE, what am I losing? The
> > old transactions that have already been written to the database on
> > disk? This would mean that my log.### are all active, correct? Since
> > the old ones would have been deleted.
> > And can multiple subordinate databases (I didn't find a lot of
> > documentation about subordinate, by the way. Shouldn't that be in
> > slapd.conf(5)?) share the same set_lg_dir? Or should they be
> > separated into directories of their own?
> Their own directories with their own DB_CONFIG files.
> I suggest reading over:
Is the shm_key arbitrary? And does it need to be different for each
subordinate database? (I'm assuming yes, since they all have
different DB_CONFIG settings.)
Also, while I'm on the subject, with solaris 10, you can tune shm it
on the fly with 'prctl'.