Bork Bork Bork

The BORKED parameter.


I realize most of our international users of Dirtracer may not get the reference but the BORKED parameter got its name in part from the US TV show called The Muppet Show; something I watched as a child.  A show made up entirely of Puppets (Muppets) who's main character is called Kermit the Frog.

The BORKED parameter is a reference to the Swedish Chef special Bork-speak...a parody of a wacky Chef who speaks in unintelligible Swedish.  In certain tech circles "Borked" is synonymous with "Broken", and when developing this settings purpose the name just stuck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bork_bork_bork

Think of Borked as "Hung" when it comes to its use with Dirtracer.  If a Directory Server process is thought to be Hung, then use set the BORKED parameter to 1.

    BORKED="1"

Note:  I plan to rename the parameter to HUNG (Config File only) in the next release.

What does BORKED="1" do?

Normally Dirtracer will run a set of the following searches and or modiify's, if Borked is set to 1 (on) then these searches etc. are skipped.  Setting Borked to 1 helps make sure Dirtracer itself doesn't hang waiting on these ldapsearches to return.  If Borked is not set to 1 when the Directory Server is suspected of being Hung then Dirtracer will not complete its data gathering.

Searches:
    Backend Suffix names; naming contexts
    Backend Database names
    cn=monitor
    cache info searches
    nsds50ruv; replica ruv's
    cn=config info
    rootdse

Modifies; only completed if Dirtracer is configured to do so.

    PTS_CONFIG_LOGGING can set the server Logging level to the parameter value configured.  This sets the nsslapd-infolog-area or nsslapd-errorlog-level

    Examples:
        nsslapd-infolog-area: 4 sets Heavy Trace Logging
        nsslapd-infolog-area: 128 sets ACI debugging
        nsslapd-infolog-area: 8192  sets Replication Debug Logging

    See the following link for more info on Logging Levels
        http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6699-10/confattr.html#15873

Dirtracer can also set (rarely used) Logging On or Off.

    TURN_LOGGING_ON="0"             # Turn On access/error logs
    TURN_LOGGING_OFF="0"            # Turn Off access/error logs
    AUDIT_LOGGING_ON="0"            # Turn On audit logs
    AUDIT_LOGGING_OFF="0"           # Turn Off audit logs

As mentioned Dirtracer only completes the above ldapmodify's if configured to do so.

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