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Re: (ITS#6641) Syncrepl failure with 'overlay unique'
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#6641) Syncrepl failure with 'overlay unique'
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 12:05:28 GMT
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> Full_Name: Andrew Findlay
> Version: 2.4.23
> OS: SLES 10.3 x86_64
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
> The attribute uniqueness overlay can cause syncrepl to jam up.
> Consider this case:
> The obvious answer is for syncrepl to bypass all data checks, as the supplier
> server should have already enforced them. The problem with that is that clients
> could see data that breaks the rules if they query while syncrepl is running
> (unless the refresh phase is handled as a single transaction and thus isolated
> from clients until it is complete).
We've talked about doing this isolation in the first refresh upon slapd
startup. That might still be a good idea.
Doing it on every refresh seems far more problematic, because without some
type of multi-version concurrency control, that means making the server
non-responsive until the refresh completes.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/