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Re: (ITS#4233) gentle shutdowns fail when server has syncrepl clients

--On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:25 AM -0800 Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> 

> quanah@stanford.edu wrote:
>> I've noticed that if you initiate a gentlehup shutdown on a syncprovider
>> with connected clients, it will never stop slapd, while it waits for the
>> infinate syncrepl search to end...
>> Nov 29 17:57:39 ldap-dev0.Stanford.EDU slapd[21593]: [ID 199731
>> local4.debug] slapd gentle shutdown
>> at
>> Tue Nov 29 18:03:17 PST 2005
>> it is still happily doing waiting.
>> --Quanah
> That's really the nature of the gentlehup feature - it doesn't force
> clients to disconnect, it waits for them to disconnect on their own. If
> you have any clients that never disconnect, then gentlehup will wait
> forever. If you really want to shutdown the server, don't use gentlehup.

On the other hand, syncprov is code controlled by OpenLDAP, so I bet it 
could be made intelligent enough to gracefully close out the syncrepl 
threads connected to it too...


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
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