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RE: Slowness w/ large passwd file (fwd)

Which versions fixes the problem? I have glibc 2.0.7 and have the same
problem (slow pass authentication on a passwd file with 10000 entries,
although this is a Bi-Pentium II 333 MHz).



At 16:02 17-06-1998 -0500, you wrote:
>Update your GlibC and everything should be fixed.  This is a known
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>From:	rich@paranoid.org [mailto:rich@paranoid.org]
>Sent:	Wednesday, June 17, 1998 12:05 PM
>To:	pam-list@redhat.com
>Subject:	Re: Slowness w/ large passwd file (fwd)
>Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 09:52:27 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Rich Burroughs <rich@paranoid.org>
>Reply-To: pam-list@redhat.com
>To: pam-list@redhat.com
>Subject: Re: Slowness w/ large passwd file (fwd)
>> I've been seeing a kind of weird problem with a new RH5 server that I
>> recently built. It's using a fairly large passwd file (close to 11,000
>> lines), and when I put that file in place things really slow down on
>> box. Logins take up to several seconds when the server is basically
>> and it seems like disk access in general slows way down.
>I just installed RedHat 5.1 on a test box, and I wanted to follow up
>some new information on this issue.
>The incredible slowness that I was seeing when accessing the hard disk
>gone in 5.1. I'm still seeing a real lag in authentication, though. When
>log in at the console, I get a delay of at least 15 seconds before I get
>prompt. The password file is now at over 12,000 users, and the box I was
>testing it on is a Pentium 120. The tests I did before sending my
>email included a PII 233 -- I'll see how that box compares to this
>I'll try some of the various suggestions I've seen previoulsy on this
>list. I just wanted to let people know what I'm seeing with the default
>5.1 setup.
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