Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213167
Should /etc/rc.sysinit delete /var/lib/ldap/*/__db.*?
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:14:57 EST
We just had a problem, where slapd did not start up properly after machine was
rebooted. It just kept waiting forever in futex call (according to strace).
Deleting /var/lib/ldap/*/__db.* solved the problem.
I am wondering - should may be /etc/rc.sysinit delete /var/lib/ldap/*/__db.* the
same way it currently deletes /var/lib/rpm/__db*?
P.S. Potentially related - bug 195920.
slapd has its own initscript; ergo this seems more appropriate to do it there?
(In reply to comment #1)
> slapd has its own initscript; ergo this seems more appropriate to do it there?
When slapd is being started, there is no way to know for sure whether something
else is currently accessing the DB. I might be wrong, but my guess is that this
is exactly the reason why it is done in rc.sysinit for the rpm DB.
To be honest, I have no idea whether this would be the right thing to do for
slapd, may be there is a reason why RPM DB is special... But there definitely
needs to be something (and bug 195920 suggests that this something may be to
have the ldap startup script to do a DB recovery when necessary).
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