Since when is a container restart required to refresh DS Metadata?

Peter Schober peter.schober at
Wed Sep 14 21:35:07 BST 2011

* Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> [2011-09-14 22:13]:
> On 9/14/11 4:05 PM, "Peter Schober" <peter.schober at> wrote:
> >Since the documentation at
> >
> >explicitly states:
> >
> >  "In all cases, the Discovery Service will reload metadata as soon as
> >   it has been changed. It is not necessary to restart the service"
> >
> >you should probably file a bug.
> I think the bug is with the documentation. It probably did used to do that
> because I believe the metadata provider used to do that in an older
> release, but it definitely uses a timer thread on an interval now, rather
> than checking the file on every access, and the DS is using that
> same code.

That's what I suspected (given the "next refresh" log message I know
from the IdP) but I didn't want to assume anything, not having used it

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