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indefinite stall on Ti500 and lombard 333
Authored by: ppmax on Oct 18, '01 07:01:02AM

i spent some time digging into this problem. it seems to stem from problems when making changes to the Netinfo dbase machines records. for example, i added another "name" property to the /machines/localhost value. the new values:

name (my domain name)
name localhost
serves ./local

after i made these changes, i rebooted. then the machine hung on initializing Directory Services.

i checked the DirectoryService.server.log before and after the changes made above and found a difference. before the changes above, the Directory Service is the first thing to get called to start up. Next, the plugin "Search" is called, and loads successfully.

However, after making the changes above it seems that the Search plugin gets called before the Directory Services are initialized, which then hangs the machine for 5-10 mins. After this timeout interval the Directory Services (and the Search plugin) get called and are initialized successfully.

Can anyone shed some light on why these mods to the Netinfo database are fudging the load order of the Directory Services and the Search plugin?

help please,


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