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Re: Problem unexpected failing slapd

Ruud Baart wrote:
> Op 28-2-2011 3:00, Howard Chu schreef:
> > Ruud Baart wrote:
> >> Problem:
> >> For a customer we use LDAP for many years. Last year suddenly the
> >> slapd service just stopped without any traces in the logfiles.
> >> After a restart of slapd everything works fine again. But the
> >> problem was there: it was not an incident, now and then slapd just
> >> stops and always without any traces in the logfiles. Sometime
> >> three times a day, sometime a week without a failure. I can't find
> >> a pattern or any relation to any other service on the linux
> >> server.
> >
> > Attach to the running slapd with gdb, type
> >     handle all nostop
> >     continue
> > and let it run. If there's a crash you'll see what happened in gdb.
> I tried it but I don't get this working. I have no experience with
> gdb. I assume I do something wrong.
> Normally slapd daemon runs like this on a test machine
>       /usr/sbin/slapd -h ldap:/// ldapi:/// -g openldap -u openldap
> -f /etc/ldap/slapd.conf -l local5
> If I try this running attached to gdb:
> su openldap -s /bin/bash
I am pretty sure, that you should not switch to the openldap user. Run 
it as root.


Harry Jede