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Re: Query performance degrades over time.

masarati@aero.polimi.it wrote:
We are experiencing a decay in query performance over time using
OpenLDAP 2.3.43 on CentOS 5.

After populating the database with about 70 000 entries, the query
response time for one entry is about 0.4s. After about two hours the
same query takes over 1s.  The slapd.conf file and DB_CONFIG files that
we use can be found at the following URLs.


Does anyone have an idea about what is happening.

Not sure whether it matters or not, but your DB_CONFIG's set_cachesize
looks very small, about 50MB.  Are the same DB_CONFIG settings used for
all databases?  What database, of the 3 defined in your slapd.conf, is
suffering from this problem?  Are critical searches related to indexed
attrs?  Can you reproduce the problem with recent releases (e.g. 2.4.19)?
So here are the results of the performance test. The the machines used were Xeon 2.33GHz 2 quad core CPUs with 16 GB RAM. The database was populated with 80K entries, approximately 70MB. A query for all entries was run using a single loop with a 5s sleep. The resulting graphs of the network utilization for the different LDAP versions can be found at the URLs below.


The decrease in throughput corresponds to an increase in the response time. Why is the performance of version 2.3.43 decreasing over time?



Also, I note that only in the first database you define an equality index
on objectClass.  This is instrumental for decent performances of slapd, as
documented in slapd-bdb(5) (the presence index on objectClass is