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slapcat output is truncated every now and then

Dear Members of OpenLDAP Technical List,

Could you please help in finding and explanation and potentially a fix
for the bug reported at [1]?
It seems it has been found often enough by Elmar as well to write a
workaround [2].


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=673038

On 06/19/2012 06:27 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:25 PM +0200 Axel Beckert
> <abe@debian.org> wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> Steve Langasek wrote:
>>> > According to the slapcat man page it should be "always safe to run
>>> > slapcat with the slapd-bdb(5) ... backends" even if slapd runs. We do
>>> > use a BDB backend.
>>> Note that the HDB backend is the one recommended upstream and the
>>> Debian
>>> default.
>> Well, yeah, that system has been dist-upgraded from at least Etch.
>> IIRC it started at some time when BDB was still the default.
>> I wrote that -- according to our backups -- this happened already with
>> Lenny's slapd. But with Lenny it seemed to have happened less often
>> (which is why we noticed it only recently).
> Personally, I would advise you to ask a question about this on
> openldap-technical@openldap.org.  I asked Howard about it, and he had
> a ready answer as to why you were seeing this, but I forget what it
> is.  In any case, this is not a debian specific openldap bug.
> --Quanah

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