[Pkg-openldap-devel] Bug#589915: Bug#589915: slapd: service is not operational when the init.d script exits during boot

Matthijs Möhlmann matthijs at cacholong.nl
Fri Jul 23 19:13:32 UTC 2010

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On 07/23/2010 09:08 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Friday, July 23, 2010 9:01 PM +0200 Matthijs Möhlmann
> <matthijs at cacholong.nl> wrote:
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>> It can take 3 minutes or more to have the OpenLDAP server operational,
>> should we wait that long in the initscript? Are there objections to for
>> example, wait for 5 seconds and try if the server is up, if not do that
>> again forever?
>> I'm going to do some tests with pdns too, with the bind backend it is
>> possible that it can take up a few seconds before operational, but I
>> have to test that.
> The time slapd can take to start depends on if it is a first time
> startup. If it is, it has to initialize the BDB environment.  How long
> the BDB environment takes to initialize depends on its size.  There is
> no set amount of time it can take to start.  The largest environment
> I've dealt with was over 1TB in size.  It took a very very long time to
> start the first time. ;)
> --Quanah
> -- 
> Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Principal Software Engineer
> Zimbra, Inc
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I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, you say 'The time slapd can
take to start depends on if it is a first time startup.' What do you
mean by 'first time startup' ?


Matthijs Mohlmann
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