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Re: (ITS#6970) OpenLDAP 2.4.25 MemberOf + AutoGroup user has stale "memberof" attributes for target group after removal from trigger group

ryan@nardis.ca wrote:
> Back in June, Gerry replied to me privately. Copying his thoughts
> here, with his permission:
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Gerry Calderhead
> <gerry@everythingsucks.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> It's been a while since I looked at this - in fact since I originally
>> reported it.
>> In the end I concluded it was too much work for me to continue investigating
>> and re-implemented autogroup using an external perl script
>> and removed it from my build of openldap.
>> My conclusion at the time, IIRC, was that the overlay architecture was a bit
>> broken and needed a re-think, specifically to avoid the need to be reentrant
>> - ultimately, by making the overlay CB's asynchronous.

The autogroup overlay's design was broken, yes. The overlay mechanism overall 
is fine.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/