Bug 327 - pwdb slowing down user authentification
pwdb slowing down user authentification
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pwdb (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1998-12-07 07:24 EST by aeneas
Modified: 2016-08-16 17:01 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-07 15:30:42 EST
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Description aeneas 1998-12-07 07:24:58 EST

It's been on the PAM mailing list a couple of times, but so
far I haven't seen any solution for the following problem:

On a system with >2000 users (I'm running one with 28.000),
user authentification is EXTREMELY SLOW, even on my dual
450Mhz machine. It takes seconds to let somebody login to
the popserver. Something really needs to be done about this.
This is a showstopper for RHL on machines with lots of
users. Try creating a large passwd file (say 20.000 users)
and you'll know what I mean.

I'm not a coder, I think it must be possible somehow to
accellerate user authentification. A simple grep on the
passwd file instantly finds the right account.


Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-07 14:36:59 EST
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-07 14:41:59 EST
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1998-12-07 15:30:59 EST
A new version of pwdb that will take care of this is in the works.
The current implementation makes it nearly impossible to achieve aney
speed improvement without a complete rewrite.
Comment 4 openshift-github-bot 2016-08-16 17:01:50 EDT
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/origin-web-console

Merge pull request #392 from sg00dwin/animation-issue327

Merged by openshift-bot

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