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Re: Same old problem: how to univoquely identify a database
> Hm... How about just adding a BackendDB.be_realdb pointer that always
> points to the real BackendDB structure. (It points to itself in the real
> structure, obviously.) That ought to solve it...
I'll play with that as well. In practice, dummy, internal and in general
non-classical backends should contain a pointer to the backend they
inherit from. This solves the problem one way but not the other, and it's
not fully equivalent to mine. What I realized, after my digging, is that
I'd need the __internal__ backend to appear as the authz_backend; so,
instead of fakedb->be_realdb == realdb, I'd need a realdb->be_realdb ==
fakedb !!! Since the fakedb typically doesn't have its own BackendDB
structure, but hijacks that of the realdb or a tempoary and simply sets
bd_info, be_private (and sometimes be_cf_ocs...), doing the reverse, i.e.
setting be_realdb to point to fakedb before returning from bind would not
The idea of using an authz_cookie is based on the assumption that the
authz_backend notion will only be used as a flag, and not to perform real
operations on it. I need to play a bit more.
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