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Re: (ITS#8281) Syncrepl refresh failure when slapd is restarted midstream

Michael Ströder wrote:
> hyc@symas.com wrote:
>> Generating a new contextCSN at startup is of questionable worth. We discussed
>> this a bit 'way back in 2004
>> http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-devel/200408/msg00035.html Perhaps we
>> should just not do it;
> +1
>> if a single-master provider starts up empty and a
>> consumer tries to talk to it and both have an empty cookie, the provider
>> should just respond "you're up to date".
> Why not return an error to the consumer?

Typically if a consumer receives an error it will disconnect and retry later. 
There's not much point making the consumer reconnect - which may be costly for 
a TCP session. If it's a refreshAndPersist consumer, it just needs to hang on 
and wait for some real data to arrive.

> Does the provider know whether it's running as single-master?

Generally yes. A single-master setup has serverID=0.

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