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Re: (ITS#8584) reloadhint for syncprov overlay should default to TRUE
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#8584) reloadhint for syncprov overlay should default to TRUE
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:23:19 +0000
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:53 AM +0000 Howard Chu <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The relevant part of the doc is "It must be set TRUE when using the
>> accesslog overlay for delta-based syncrepl support." Otherwise it has no
>> effect, so there is no reason to change it in the default case.
> Actually, what the manpage says is:
> This option should be set TRUE when working with
> newer releases that properly support this flag. It must be set
> TRUE when using the accesslog overlay for delta-based syncrepl
> replication support.
> So, that clearly states it should *always* be TRUE unless you have a 2.3.11 or
> earlier consumer, which is technically not allowable. There is zero reason
> for this tunable to exist. It should be deprecated and the internal code
> changed to simply set the flag to TRUE. One less item for anyone to have to
> ever deal with is a win.
"when working with newer releases that properly support this flag."
The syncrepl consumer only pays attention to this flag in delta-sync. There is
no reason to use reloadhint in regular syncrepl. Turning it on by default only
slows down the refresh negotiation in regular syncrepl.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/