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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [Informational] OpenLDAP Transactions
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:22:09 GMT
Hi there Howard!

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Howard Chu <> wrote:
> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> FYI
>> Hurray! Our respected friends at OpenLDAP are completing the
>> transaction spec. Nice to know of an existing implementation. Here's a
>> recent thread that started up on it:
>> Would be interesting to see how their implementation of transactions
>> combines with syncRepl now in the picture. Specifically, I'm wondering
>> if replication will trigger on transaction boundaries, rather than on
>> each change in the transaction. Also wondering how change sequence
>> numbers will be impacted.
> I'm wondering too! Many open questions with this spec. Though I'll note,
> RFC4533 explicitly states (of syncrepl) "This protocol is not intended to be
> used in applications requiring transactional data consistency." (Section
> 1.2)

I was hoping you guys already figured that all out :-).

> If folks are looking for transactional consistency in replication, we should
> probably develop a new spec to address that.

Seems so now, thanks for the heads up.


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