Michael Ströder wrote:
On 06/14/2018 10:44 PM, Howard Chu wrote:
> Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> idle-timeout -> The man page says takes an integer, but is defined as
>> a string. However, I think the man page for this parameter is
>> incorrect, and in fact it takes a possible string as defined in the
>> back-meta/async manual pages for this same parameter. (I.e, it can
>> have a format of something like 1d15h5s)
> I don't see this. The man page says "<time>". It looks correct to
Wouldn't it be better to consequently convert time strings such as
1d15h5s to integer seconds during migration of static config to dynamic
config? IMO for LDAP-on-the-wire those values should always be integer
representing seconds (or milli-seconds if needed).
I mean back-config content is meant to be machine-processable and
cleaner syntax would reduce unneeded complexity.
The complexity is already there, and obviously somebody thought it was
desirable for these things to be human-readable. We're doing them no favors by
converting to straight integers.
Of course, I would have preferred something like DD+HH:MM:SS instead of this
XdYhZs format, but no, we're not going to change the expected input syntax
after the fact.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/