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RE: need to read an entry from the db after reading config file

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Forest Hill

> Thanks for your response, Kurt.  After a bunch more hunting around,
> I've basically come to same conclusion for when to do stuff, but the
> how is proving more difficult.  There are lots of places where
> Operation's are constructed, but they all seem to have a ctx to start
> with.  All of the places that create a ctx seem to create it from an
> existing ctx.  How do I create a ctx, or is there a global ctx that
> I'm supposed to use to genesis?

Look at back-bdb/tools.c; slapcat creates a pseudo-op in back-hdb mode. There
are a couple of different "ctx" fields in the operation, it's not clear what
you're talking about. Of course, it's a moot point - the threadctx will be
retrieved if it's needed and not provided, and the tmpmemctx is purely
optional. If you don't provide a tmpmemctx then mallocs will all use regular
malloc instead of temporary memory.

> At 1:27 PM -0700 4/28/04, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> >At 02:49 PM 4/26/2004, Forest Hill wrote:
> >>I'd like to store some config info in the database, with a
> >>directive in the config file indicating where to look for that
> >>config info. So, I need to search for the entry containing that
> >>data after read_config() finishes, but before the server finishes
> >>starting up.
> >
> >Assuming the configuration information is database specific, then
> >one can do the search as part of the db_open().  If its overlay
> >specific, I believe one can overlay a db_open to do the search in.
> >If the configuration information is global, then you just need
> >to hack the startup to do additonal stuff post read_config()
> >but prior to starting the listener thread.
> >
> >In regards to your second question, one just needs to construct
> >a pseudo-Operation to do the search under.  There are a number of
> >examples of such in the code.

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