Bug 979045 - sssd_be goes to 99% CPU and causes significant login delays when client is under load
Summary: sssd_be goes to 99% CPU and causes significant login delays when client is un...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sssd
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jakub Hrozek
QA Contact: Kaushik Banerjee
Depends On:
Blocks: 979046 979047
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Reported: 2013-06-27 13:34 UTC by Dmitri Pal
Modified: 2020-05-02 17:16 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sssd-1.10.0-18.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 979046 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2014-06-13 10:28:38 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Dmitri Pal 2013-06-27 13:34:13 UTC
This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:

I have a system with a reproducible problem with sssd when under load.

The sssd.log shows a reoccurring number of messages stating:  A service PING timed out on [domain.com]. Attempt [0]

Followed by: Killing service [expertcity.com], not responding to pings!

Following a restart of sssd, the sssd_be process spikes at 99% cpu, and a delay of 30-60secs can be experienced sshing to the device.  Subsequent logins seem fine until whichever cache is effected needs to be renewed again, which in turn reproduces the long delay.

The system is a VM with 2 cores assigned.  Load can be anywhere from 4-12 to reproduce the issue.

Comment 1 Namita Soman 2013-06-27 14:28:29 UTC
Please add steps to verify this

Comment 2 Jakub Hrozek 2013-06-27 14:51:09 UTC
(In reply to Namita Soman from comment #1)
> Please add steps to verify this

To reproduce, create a very large hostgroup. I used 2000 hosts for my testing, then the bug was visible. Then create an HBAC rule that references this hostgroup. Make sure to disable the allow_all rule for the test. Then log in to the client.

With the unpatched SSSD, the CPU will spike for a couple of seconds. With the patch, the login should be quite faster and there should be no CPU spike.

I would also advise to make sure the user is not a member of large groups to avoid the memberof plugin doing much work during login. That way the only CPU-intensive task is saving the large hostgroup.

Alternatively (or in addition) you could check that the "member" attribute is not downloaded from the server at all.

Comment 3 Jakub Hrozek 2013-06-27 14:52:05 UTC
Fixed upstream.

Comment 4 Jakub Hrozek 2013-10-04 13:22:52 UTC
Temporarily moving bugs to MODIFIED to work around errata tool bug

Comment 6 Namita Soman 2014-02-24 18:45:32 UTC
Tested using ipa-server-3.3.3-18.el7.x86_64, sssd-1.11.2-40.el7.x86_64, ipa-client-3.3.3-18.el7.x86_64

Added a host group - hostgroup1
Added 2000 hosts
Added these hosts to the hostgroup
Installed ipaclient, and added that host to same hostgroup
Added hbac rule, allowing user (user one) to access hosts in the hostgroup (hostgroup1), and allowing access to a service (sshd).
Disabled hbac rule allow_all 
Ran kdestroy
ssh'd as user (one) from master server to the host where the rhel 7 client is installed.
Was able to login fast.

There was no cpu spikes or messages in sssd_testrelm.test.log

Comment 7 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 10:28:38 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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