VALGRIND: Major impact on authentication!

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Feb 8 13:29:57 CET 2007

Guilherme Franco wrote:

> As everything was good before and now it's breaking, the most probable
> cause is the increase in the number of auth users, which brings lots
> of acct (0 users in September 2006 and now with 4000 online users
> pumping radacct). The oracle tables are well indexed so the response
> time is low. What comes to my mind is that the driver is having
> trouble to work with high acct throughput under peak time, starving
> all the 32 threads.

  The problems shown by valgrind are there independent of load.  The
problems SHOULD be fixed!

> I've considered radrelay/sqllog before, but wouldn't that break the
> Simultaneous-Use functionality?

  Not if the accounting inserts are done quickly.

  Separating the authentication request from the accounting may increase
the uptime of the server.

  Alan DeKok.
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