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Re: (ITS#4161) Op. attrs. numSubordinates / numAllSubordinates

Howard Chu wrote:
> Currently back-hdb already maintains a count of immediate children,

Would be handy for some sync processes to know in advance how many
entries to expect when doing an exhaustive search in a container.

> I'm inclined to reject this request since it can reveal the presence of
> entries that otherwise would not be disclosed (due to ACLs), and the
> work required to conform to ACLs would make it fairly expensive to
> maintain.

How about just leaving this up to the access control rules defined by
the administrator for these particular attributes? That's how other
products handle this. Same like hasSubordinates.

Ciao, Michael.