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Re: (ITS#7799) Crash in servers/slapd/backover.c / Solaris

marty@maui.co.uk wrote:
> Full_Name: Marty Lee
> Version: 2.4.39
> OS: Solaris 10 / 11
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> With a global overlay set, slapd is crashing in servers/slapd/backover.c at line
> 703, with a SEGV.
> Seems someone else has seen the same issue and put an asset in there:

> Maybe I've missed something that says global overlays are bad; but if so, then
> I'd expect slapd to complain about it in the messages....

Global overlays are generally a bad idea. They were not part of the original 
overlay design, they were added ad hoc and require explicit support in the 
overlay code. Most overlays have not been written to support global use. In 
fact only two overlays even mention support for global use in their manpage; 
you should assume none of the others do.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/