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Re: slapo-chain - can't get it working

Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
Pierangelo Masarati writes:
referral return when writing to a shadow database is handled by the
frontend.  That's why the slapo-chain(5) instance needs to be global.
That's also the main reason global overlays were introduced at all.

Please put that in the doc. (both slapo-chain and replication docs?) Also slapo-chain's "overlay chain" section which says "it is mainly intended for use with local storage backends". That may be technically correct, but in this context it's misleading.

Slapo-chain is intended to work with local databases. For the purpose of allowing transparently writing to a shadow server, it has to be global (for implementation related reasons). This IMHO is reflected in the docs: all examples related to replication are correct, and blame for the fact that people ignore examples in the official documentation cannot be put on the developers, nor on those who wrote the documentation.


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