On 9 May 2018, at 11:27, JOHE (John Hearns)
I have set up sssd authentication on a Ubuntu Xenial workstation, with the Lightdm
When the sssd service starts the sssd_be process is taking 100% CPU. I am not that
concerned with this.
However I see that when I am using the windowing system the mouse 'goes away' and
sometimes the keyboard too,
ie there is no mouse pointer and the keyboard does not respond. This says to me that the
OS is very busy doing things,
and does not have time to service interrupts from the keyboard/mouse.
Has anyone else seen this behaviour?
I increased the nss stanza to have enum_cache_timeout = 1200
Clearly this will not help with the first enumeration - but it does keep the data for
longer in the cache.
Also when sssd first starts up it seems to look at every account in the local /etc/passwd
file and request information about it.
We have several hundred locally defined users in the passwd file at the moment.
Is this expected behaviour? I would have though that only if an account actually makes a
login attempt or uses a service then the information would be collected from AD/IPA/LDAP
I may be wrong and I am sure I will learn something here.
It’s hard to say without your config file, but assuming your configuration includes
“enumerate=true”, then the simplest answer is “disable that”. Especially in a large
environment, you’re mirroring the whole directory locally which will be slow.
I don’t know what how are the accounts from /etc/passwd related unless your configuration
also uses id_provider=files, but mirroring the files should be fairly quick.