Thanks for your help.
Regarding the "too many executing" source, it is an anti-spam/anti-virus
gateway blackbox that performs recipient checking using ldap query.
I'm afraid it's difficult to change her behaviour to split out hundreds
of operations over multiple connections. I'm check the product manual
of this blackbox, but probably won't be able to change it. Besides,
there are some other deferring operations logged from the same source:
11:May 10 03:09:38 fiesta slapd: connection_input: conn=633362
deferring operation: pending operations
11:May 10 03:04:56 fiesta slapd: connection_input: conn=712193
deferring operation: binding
The slapd doesn't respond or respond slowly when the problem occurs.
The servers each has 4 GB RAM.
Here comes some setting in slapd.conf and DB_CONFIG:
checkPoint 1024 10
set_cachesize 2 0 1
Would like to know if there is any problem with the setting.
Behalf Of Howard Chu
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2:25 AM
To: Aaron Richton
Cc: ST Wong (ITSC); openldap-software(a)openldap.org
Subject: Re: pls help: performance tuning
Aaron Richton wrote:
On Tue, 11 May 2010, ST Wong (ITSC) wrote:
> I currently set thread in slapd.conf to 32 (default x 2). While I
> think shouldn't modify SLAP_MAX_WORKER_THREADS, I tried to increase
> no. of threads, at the cost of read performance. Besides, after
> increasing thread to over 32, say 100, I got warning of "threads
> larger than twice the default".
> Would like to know the recommended way to tune the system in our
> Would anyone pls help?
"Recommended way to tune the system" is quite the slippery slope, but
here goes nothing...
Note that the "too many executing" message refers to the number of
operations executing on a single connection. The first thing to do is
find out why this single connection is so busy. Well behaved clients
would not be spitting out hundreds of operations over a single
connection all at once.
It sounds like you're focusing primarily on parallelism, which
certainly has its merits. But I might sooner look at latency per
operation. For example, with loglevel stats, you should have visiblity
of client operations that are taking too long (i.e. delay until
Perhaps an application started searching a field that isn't
indexed, for example.
Also, you don't mention results from looking for obvious bottlenecks
(spindles, bus, cpu, etc.). For example, if you're waiting on hard
drives, adding more threads is unlikely to help and in many cases
would hurt. The likely solution there, short of a hardware upgrade, is
adding more replicas (which also has benefits for redundancy/HA
concerns, in addition to alleviating hardware limitations).
Finally, you mention that you're using BerkeleyDB. You should post the
size of your working set and your DB_CONFIG parameters. A 4-core
system sounds fairly modern, it generally shouldn't be going to
disk...if DB_CONFIG is not tuned accordingly, that would drastically
affect performance. You can get some ideas for DB_CONFIG tuning in the
FAQ-O-Matic and list archives.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/