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Re: Assertion failure in ldapsearch

On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Guillaume Rousse wrote:

to let the ldap server in a bad mood. Isn't there any way to replay answer parsing from the network capture ?

Sometimes it's not that easy. A lot of things are timing-dependent, or need a particular memory access (such that the prior contents and/or layout of memory would be meaningful for a reproduction), or load-dependent, or any one of a number of possibilities that mean that the second time around may not produce the same results. And this all sets aside the fact that true microtime-precision network replay isn't exactly trivial.

Not to say you shouldn't try to work backwards...really, IMO, there's nothing better than being able to show an issue using just the test suite...but sometimes a clean reproduction just isn't plausible.