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Bug 132949 - (IT_50150) cups-lpd is very slow with many printqueues
cups-lpd is very slow with many printqueues
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
: 154834 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-09-20 06:36 EDT by Niels Happel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:18:02 EDT
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Description Niels Happel 2004-09-20 06:36:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
While using cups-lpd with about 7500 printqueues printing a small
document takes very long time and its impossible to print more than 30
jobs per minute.
While printing directly to cups via ipp or http there�s no problem
handling thousands of printqueues with an acceptable performance.
I found out that cups-lpd is polling the whole printqueues via the lo
interface from the cupsd (with 7500 printqueues its about 14MB traffic
on the lo interface for each printjob) before selecting the right one
and send the job to it.
This behaviour is very bad and slows down systems with many
printqueues dramatically.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set up 7000 print queues
2.print a small document via lpd
3.see what happens on lo and how long it takes

Actual Results:  The cups-lpd acts very slow and catches nearly all

Expected Results:  It should send out small printjobs very quick.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2004-10-04 11:24:01 EDT
Upstream bug:
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2005-04-19 12:48:33 EDT
*** Bug 154834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:18:02 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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