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Re: Bug In Slapd Error Handling (ITS#313)

At 10:42 AM 9/29/99 GMT, lars.uffmann@mediaways.net wrote:
>Full_Name: Lars Uffmann
>Version: 1.2.6
>OS: linux 2.2.10
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>In some situations it is possible that slapd will send LDAP_SUCCESS in response
>to search requests even though an internal (ldbm) backend error occured.
>The client will recive an empty search result with code LDAP_SUCCESS and has to
>assume the entry(ies) in question doesn't exist.
>ldbm backend build with version 2.7.5 (04/18/99) of Sleepycat Software's
>Berkeley DB.
>I am not able to reproduce this problem. My specific problem occured after
>weeks of continous service.

The problem is that the some back-ldbm IDL routines
have no mechanism to distingish no index from an error.
This will require a bit of reworking of the internal
interfaces, but should be done for both 2.0 and 1.2.x.
I'll add it to the TODO list.