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Re: Assertion failed -- possible to get this from a query?

David Stults wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Quite suddenly this evening my slapd (2.0.18) aborted, and when I
> restarted it, it would run for between 1 second and about 20 seconds
> before aborting again.  In debug mode, I see this error:
> schema_init.c:622: failed assertion `!ldap_utf8_isspace(
> LDAP_UTF8_PREV(q) )'
> And by watching the query log, I noticed that the last query before it
> dies (as best I can tell, considering how many queries per second are
> executed), is always from one particular mail server.  What I'm asking
> is this -- can a malformed query cause the above error to occur?  The
> optimistic part of my personality insists that slapd should not be
> crashable with a malformed query.  The realistic side of my personality
> isn't so sure ;-).
> If anyone can shed some light on what I'm seeing, and on whether or not
> it could be do to a messed up query, I'd appreciate it.  Also, if anyone
> here is bright enough to tell me what's actually failing (I read the
> source code a bit, but I wasn't able to come up with a concrete answer)
> when this error occurs, that would be great to.  I'll be taking that
> particular question to the development list, I think.

An assertion, by definition, is a condition that cannot fail; if it
something unexpected happened.  This means there's a bug upstream that 
wasn't detected properly.  To help debugging this you should provide the 
exact operation that caused the assertion (the logs of the server may
A backtrace of the server could also help, i.e. launch slapd (with
symbols, not the installed version that is usually stripped) under a
and, after the assertion is triggered, type 'bt'.  You should file an
(http://www.openldap.org/its) providing this data.

Thanks, Pierangelo.

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