[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

Re: (ITS#5840) bdb_online_index and shutdown

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 03:14:28PM +0000, rhafer@suse.de wrote:
> Full_Name: Ralf Haferkamp
> Version: HEAD, RE24
> OS: 
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When slapd is shutdown while the online indexing task is active it will stop the
> indexing task immediately leaving a half created index files behind. Searches
> that use the index afterwards will return imcomplete results.
> I wonder if we should wait for the indexing task to complete when shutting down
> the daemon or if there are any other ways to put the databases and the
> configuration back into a consistant state. (Apart from manually running
> slapindex)

That's documented behavior. (See the Admin Guide:
  If slapd is stopped before the index task completes, indexing
  will have to be manually completed using the slapindex tool.

Generally when people issue a shutdown command to slapd they want it to
Stop Right Now. I think it would be a bad idea to wait, and I see nothing
to change here. This ITS should be closed.