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Re: back-config, overlays

Pierangelo Masarati wrote:

I have back-ldap, the chain and the translucent overlays working fine
with table-driven parsing. I'm also able to bootstrap back-ldap from an
empty slapd.conf.

One issue is that (I guess) if we let the administrator change the URI of back-ldap, the cached connections should be invalidated... I'm afraid this will cause problems with those that are in use, since libldap calls in general don't like being passed a NULL ld.

There will not be any active operations when back-config is operating. Remember that on write operations it suspends the thread pool before it does anything else. As such, you can perform whatever cleanup is required, issuing ldap_unbind()s on all of the cached connections, without regard to locking or any other concerns, before returning from the config handler.

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