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Re: BerkeleyDB versions

Howard Chu wrote:
Kari Mattsson wrote:
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
pre-releases from Sleepycat of 4.6 indicated it was faster than 4.2.52 across the board. Both 4.4 and 4.5 come in slower than 4.2 and 4.6 in my testing. So from a throughput (read & write) standpoint, 4.2 is what I've found to be the "best" until 4.6 came along.


Am I the only one noticing this:

The recommended/optimal Berkeley DB 4.2.52 for OpenLDAP 2.3.x might not even be supported with the next major release 2.4.x.

I've been reading this thread and know about the background on this, but still..

And your point is?

Simple, yet philosophical:

If 'D' is the best companion for 'O', it is evolutionary to allow 'O+1' to still work with 'D'.

Requiring 'D+1' with 'O+1' makes upgrades more difficult to arrange as a whole.

So, maybe my point is change management.

BDB 4.1 was the best available when OpenLDAP 2.1 was released; it was deprecated in favor of BDB 4.2 when OpenLDAP 2.2 was released. How is this any different?

Wasn't here during that time ;-) ..meaning this same thing has already happened before.

BDB 4.3 would have been the preferred version when OpenLDAP 2.3 was initially released, but we found that 4.3 was terribly broken. It's great that BDB 4.2 has worked for us so long, but it's time to move on.

Yep. Please do not take this note as a negative one. It was just a note.