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Re: (ITS#8396) syncprov hourly fails to answer syncrepl

--On Friday, April 08, 2016 1:12 PM -0400 Frank Swasey 
<Frank.Swasey@uvm.edu> wrote:

> Today at 11:03am, quanah@zimbra.com wrote:
>> I would continue with the documentation update noting that it is
>> recommended to run the syncprov overlay on replicas, so that they manage
>> their CSN status based off updated received, rather than syncprov
>> broadcasts.  It's really the correct way to configure a replica,
>> regardless of this bug. ;)
> Yeah -- so you keep saying ;)  ...  Patch attached.

Thanks!  As per <http://www.openldap.org/devel/contributing.html>, can you 
regenerate the patch as a git formatted patch, so it is properly 
attributed?  Also we will need the IPR statement as noted in 

>> I definitely wouldn't revert anything related to ITS8281, given that it
>> was fixing some serious issues, whereas this issue, while annoying,
>> doesn't actually cause harm, and has a workaround that lines up with
>> best practices anyway.
> No, I was not saying that 8281 should be removed - just that I have built
> without the 8281 patch and the "problem" does not happen in that case.
> Since I think we both agree that, strictly speaking, syncprov should not
> be required on a consumer only configuration; syncrepl probably needs to
> be updated to calculate the CSN if it is not present in the response
> (that's really all that is being added by having syncprov between
> syncrepl and the database - right?).  I'm not familiar with the code, so
> I don't know how difficult that would be.

Right, Howard's aware of the issue and will be looking into what's 
necessary to fix it. ;)



Quanah Gibson-Mount
Platform Architect
Zimbra, Inc.
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