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Re: cannot kill slapd from openldap-1.2.11
On Tue, Jul 18, 2000 at 02:36:15AM -0500, Randy Kunkee wrote:
> It is not by design.
> If you do a simple "kill" on the pid of the slapd process, and
> it doesn't go away, then something is wrong. Kurt mentioned something
> recently about FreeBSD4.0 having thread problems in the earlier
> releases. Upgrading your FreeBSD would be a good place to start.
> Go to the mailing list archives and search on FreeBSD to see what
> you can find, especially in the last month.
I have already been contacted by Bryan Mawhinney, this indeed seems to
be a FreeBSD-specific issue. It is a pity, the next release of FreeBSD
is not available yet AFAIK. Mine is the latest release.
> Kill -9 is a bad idea (unless there's no other way) as it gives slapd
> no opportunity to clean up, which could in some cases corrupt your database.
I understand that. Moreover, slapd works much worse on 4.0-RELEASE
than it used to on 2.2.8-RELEASE (sad surprise). I do a nightly backup
of the database by running from cron
ldapsearch "cn=*" > ldap.`date`.bak
kind of stuff, so the search may all of a sudden timeout, and once it
lost the contents of a jpegphoto field.
> > I hope this may not be the design of ldap.This may
> > happen because you may have run slapd in back ground.
> > So in Unix when you run a process is run in
> > background, it becomes independent of the terminal and
> > hence killall doesn't work. If you specify killall -9
This worked on 2.2.8-RELEASE. They seem to have seriously broken
things. Anyway killall does not have anything to do with it, it was
just an example. kill `cat /var/run/slapd.pid` is more ideologically correct.
> > you are killing the process irrespective of the
> > terminal. I think this may be the reason.
> > Prashanth
> > --- Victor Sudakov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >
> > hi.
> > >
> > > I am running openldap-1.2.11 from the ports
> > > collection of FreeBSD 4.0
> > > as a corporate address book.
> > >
> > > The problem is I cannot correctly stop slapd. If I
> > > 'killall slapd', it
> > > does not die and remains in the 'ps' output. Only
> > > 'killall -9 slapd'
> > > kills it.
> > >
> > > It this by design?
> > >
> > > Thanks for any input.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN