Re: DNS cpu utilization
I would suggest you setup some sort of monitoring on the bind process. I
personally use mrtg to graph the output of "rndc stats". The main dns
server I am responsible for runs about 12k-15k dns queries per 5 minutes
and has just about zero load. It's running on a slowish (aren't they
I think your bind process is probably not configured optimally for your
machine. You might want to increase the amount of ram available to the
bind process (max-cache-size 50M;) and setup some server-side monitoring
so you can see what the machine is actually doing.
Is the machine hitting the swap at all? You DON'T want a dns server
swapping out to the disk all the time.
Is the machine running any other services? You said dns was this
machine's primary service, but what else is running? Close down all of
the services except ssh and bind and see how it runs.
If you "push a machine too hard" you should not have ANY stability
problems. If you have stability problems anytime, you have faulty
hardware. If you start running the limit of your hardware, the machine
will let you know by dropping dns requests and being overall unresponsive.
peace bwitchu wrote:
These two bind servers are authoritative for 200 zones
and as far as clients go that's a hard one. Because
of the way everything snowballed before I got ahold of
it it could be as many as > 10,000 this is a best
guess of course. Once I prove that debian is the way
to go with this I plan to implement the split dns
topology. I don't have any statistics yet but plan to
have some by week end.
--- Russell Coker <email@example.com> wrote:
On Thu, 8 May 2003 03:08, peace bwitchu wrote:
this box working too hard or is the normal. Since
this box is dedicated solely to dns I just want to
make sure that I'm not pushing bind too hard and
up with stability problems.
Without knowing how many machines are using "this
box" as a DNS proxy or how
important the domain(s) it serves are how can we
determine if it's normal
Some DNS servers I've run have used 1% CPU time on a
Pentium-166, some have
used >50% on a P3-1200.
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