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Re: Need signal handler for SIGSEGV (ITS#370)

At 08:53 PM 11/16/99 GMT, sjm@123office.com wrote:
>Full_Name: Steve McCarthy
>Version: 1.2.6
>OS: Linux
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>We have been using OpenLDAP for a while, and have found ways of making it

Please report the conditions which caused it to crash.

If using preemptive threads, don't.

>There are signal handlers to catch all kinds of signals, good and bad, which
>for an orderly shutdown in case of trouble.
>But if you get a SEGV, slapd dies hard and fast, and any deferred writes to the
>database do not happen, which can leave the underlying database in an
>We have also seen that after a SIGSEGV, many times slapd will run for a short
>before getting another segmentation violation, and we are then forced to do a
>manual rebuild of the data from the database.
>It appears that we can do an orderly shutdown for slapd by adding one line to 
>(void) SIGNAL( SIGSEGV, slap_set_shutdown );
>Steve McCarthy

Kurt D. Zeilenga		<kurt@boolean.net>
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