On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 22:41 +0000, JR Aquino wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2012, at 2:32 PM, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 20:52 +0000, JR Aquino wrote:
> >> Due to a limitation with 389 DS, the nsslapd-maxbersize cannot be set
> >> dynamically.
> >> This causes an issue during IPA PKI-CA Replica installs, when the master
> >> has a CRL that exceeds the default limit.
> >> The cainstance.py code attempts to set this value prior to performing the
> >> initial PKI-CA replication, however, since the value cannot be set
> >> dynamically, the installation fails.
> >> This patch works around the issue by adding the ldif to the original
> >> initialization values bootstrapped by the call to setup-ds.pl
> > Why are we not simply restarting the instance after setting the value ?
> > What's in database.ldif ? What produces it ?
> /usr/share/pki/ca/conf/database.ldif is part of the dogtag installation and
> it contains the following entry:
> dn: cn=config
> changetype: modify
> replace: nsslapd-maxbersize
> nsslapd-maxbersize: 209715200
> It's purpose is to increase the limit for maxbersize from 2097152 to
> The ldif is inserted via the jars that are wrapped by pkisilent... So this
> leaves 3 options:
> #1 Add code to perform the ldap insert followed by a dirsrv restart into the
> cainstance.py code
> #2 Add recode the jar files from DogTag to require a dirsrv restart after the
> insert, but prior to the replication
> #3 Just initialize the dirsrv database with the correct value to begin with.
> <1 line fix>
> #4 Ask 389 to allow maxbersize to be a dynamically initialized variable
> #3 Seemed the path of least resistance.
> I did take the time to code #1 and verify that it worked as well.
> I have a ticket open for #4
> Alee hinted that the jar modifications for #2 might not be trivial...
Method #3 is ok, but for master, where we have unified ds instances, you
should look at doing ti as we do change other similar attributes in
install/updates/10-config.update so that older installations are updated
If you do it only at install and the CRL grows later you'd get older
server start choking because they have not been updated.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York
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