Re: Q: # of 'slapd' threads supposed to be < 0 ?

Jeff Hodges (
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 07:36:33 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not sure whether these patches will fix your particular problem, but you
should definitely apply them as they fix fatal bugs that arise when slapd
services more than one client concurrently.

> We compiled ldap-3.3 for IRIX 5.3 (using the gdbm option to the program)
> and we have noticed that after a while the server CPU useage
> goes up and up and up.

What precise metric is going up & up? Can you send ucb-flavor "ps auxww" output
showing this? How many distinct entries are in your database and how many of
them are you querying for? How many concurrent clients are you running?

> Using the monitor, after 4 hours of no
> connections, we see that:
> > threads=-4483
> we were wondering if this was normal,

Not in my experience. I would wonder if the thread stuff in slapd has basic
problems on Irix.