On Oct 3, 2011, at 3:17 PM, Simo Sorce wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-10-03 at 16:20 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
>> Newer 389ds servers have a new option to have a different set of
>> filtered attributes from normal replication.
>> This has been added in order to allow DS to replicate memberof
>> attributes only during a total update so that we do not need to run a
>> fixup memberof task on a replica at install time.
>> This task is quite inefficient for big database and can take a long
>> time. By replicating memberof while the DB is locked we are guaranteed
>> the memberof list is consistent so we do not need a fixup.
>> This patch allows to enable this feature dynamically. If the server does
>> not yet support the new option it falls back to the previous behavior.
>> Fixes: https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/1794
>> I am sending the patch but it has been jointly developed at various
>> stages by Nathan, JR, and me.
>> Simo.
> After some thinking I found out that we cannot commit this patch until
> the memberof plugin is converted to use the new transaction interfaces
> for plugins, as otherwise it is possible to run into race conditions
> where the member/memberof relations are not settled if a new replica is
> installed while member attributes are being changed.
> Granted the race is quite small and unlikely but real.
> So please test and ack it, but we need to defer pushing to stable
> branches until ds copes.
> I think it is ok to push to master for testing, DS should have the
> necessary support by the time we make another stable release from master
> and in our test environments I am sure we will never hit the race.

Do we know which 389-ds-base incorporates the new option?  I would like to test 
and ack, but I'm not sure if I have a fixed 389-ds-base installed.

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