Re: VM issue causing high CPU loads

From: Trond Myklebust
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 10:02:20 EST

On Thu, 2009-09-03 at 15:39 +0200, Yohan wrote:
> > As far as I can see, there is no RPCSEC_GSS involved, so credentials
> > should never expire. They will be reused as long as processes aren't
> > switching between thousands and thousands of different combinations of
> > uid, gid and groups.
> My servers are imap servers.
> Foreach user (~15 million) it have a specific uid over ~10 nfs netapp
> storage.

OK, so 16 hash buckets are likely to be filled with ~10^6 entries each.
I can see that might be a performance issue...

So afaics, you did try adjusting the hashtable size. How much larger
does it have to be before you start to get acceptable performance? If it
solves your problem we could make hash table sizes adjustable via a
module parameter, for instance.


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