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Re: contextCSN values and MMR

On Aug 10, 2013, at 11:08 AM, Michael StrÃder <michael@stroeder.com> wrote:

> Christian Kratzer wrote:
>> On Sat, 10 Aug 2013, Michael StrÃder wrote:
>>> Are contextCSN values on all replicas really in sync if changes were correctly
>>> replicated?
>>> I've implemented a monitoring check used with normal MMR setup (OpenLDAP
>>> 2.4.35, own build on Debian Squeeze) which also checks the contextCSN values
>>> on all replicas compared by server-id.
>>> Sometimes we observe, even in isolated tests, that contextCSN values for a
>>> certain server-id differ for quite a while (up to hours) even though the
>>> changes coming from that server were definitely replicated to all other
>>> replicas. After a while the contextCSN values get suddenly updated.
>>> Unfortunately this does not always happen.
>>> Any hint is highly appreciated.
>> I have always suspected that this is due to the specific setting of:
>>       syncprov-checkpoint <ops> <minutes>
>>              After a write operation has succeeded, write the contextCSN to
>> the underlying database  if  <ops>  write
>>              operations  or more than <minutes> time have passed since the
>> last checkpoint. Checkpointing is disabled
>>              by default.
> Thanks for following-up.
> AFAICS the above directive specifys when to write the contextCSN to the DB on
> disk similar to checkpoint directives for DB backends. So in case of a server
> crashing you have a quite recent contextCSN with the server-id of this
> particular server.
> But since all replicas are up and running and I query the contextCSN values
> via LDAP I presume this is not relevant for my problem. Well, one never knows
> though...
> => will try to play with this (I don't need a high write rate on those systems).
> Ciao, Michael.

I always set the syncprov checkpoint on all servers, replicas or masters.