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Re: back-bdb flaw

Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
--On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:22 PM -0700 Howard Chu<hyc@symas.com> wrote:
Thinking about it some more, we can still salvage back-bdb, but it will
require a change in the dn2id index format. The only thing that bothers
me about this is that once you start down the path of making "sensible"
changes to back-bdb's dn2id format, you eventually arrive at back-hdb
anyway, so again, is it really worth the effort...

Maybe we just deprecate it, tell everyone to move off of BDB 4.2.52 at the same time, and rework back-hdb to work with BDB 4.7's new locking stuff. Honestly it seems like a bit of work to go to, to save a backend that's already been obsoleted.

Sounds about right to me. Of course, we knew that back-bdb's dn2id index was a problem 'way back in the beginning...


and we knew that back-hdb didn't have these problems. And we've talked about dropping back-bdb in favor of back-hdb several times through the years. It seems now is the time.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/