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Re: sample DB_CONFIG bdb backend docs : a must in faq-o-matic
Trevor Warren wrote:
Here'z a wonderful link towards mention of good
practices on config of DB_CONFIG. Searched all over
the openldap site for the same but never really made
it to any sample db_config files. Even friggin
sleepycat is so sleepy that there in the docs no
sample db_config was placed.
Hope someone gets this bubba boy in there in the
tuning section such that no one needs to re-invent the
wheel on this front ever.
Relying on 2nd or 3rd hand documentation of this form is both foolish
(1) the referenced page hasn't been updated since June 2003, and
OpenLDAP has continued to march forward.
(2) much of the explanatory documentation is lifted out of the
OpenLDAP and SleepyCat manual pages. Of course, there is
(a) no attribution of such and
(b) again, the information is out of date
In particular, anyone who recommends that you set DB_TXN_NOSYNC without
fully explaining the ramifications of such is doing a disservice. And
anyone who blindly follows such unqualified advice is an idiot.
For all of the people out there writing their own personal pages with
tips/notes/whatever - PLEASE consider submitting them as documents for
the OpenLDAP site to publish first/instead. Then there is at least some
possibility that the content can be checked for correctness, and also
some possibility that the content will be maintained and kept up to date.
For all of the people out there saying "I hope someone adds this to the
OpenLDAP web site" - remember that the FAQ-o-Matic is open to everyone.
If you want a document to be added to it, Just Do It. Don't wait for
some-unknown-abstract-entity to do it for you. Take some active
responsibility for your fate, and everyone will benefit.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support