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What does "WARN: Size limit exceeded" mean in my DSA's warn log?

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Article ID: 54327

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Issue/Introduction

Sometimes you may notice that your warn log has "WARN : Size limit exceeded" warnings listed in it. This means that the max-op-size you have specified in your config file has been reached or the LDAP client specified the limit which is less than the number of entries being returned.

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Resolution

You will notice these warnings under the following circumstances:

  1. The 'WARN: Size limit exceeded" messages indicate that the number of entries returned as a result of anyone search has exceeded the max-op-size limit set in the DSA's config file.

    Example:
    You have set the max-op-size to 200 in your config file.
    You perform a search that returns 250 entries.
    Only 200 entries are sent back to the client and "WARN: Size limit exceeded" will be logged in the warn log.

  2. When a client specifies the size limit which is less than the number of entries being returned.

    Example:
    You have set the max-op-size to 200 in your config file.
    You perform a search and specify the size limit from the client to 100 which returns 150 entries.
    Only 100 entries are sent back to the client and "WARN: Size limit exceeded" will be logged in the warn log.