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Re: Bdb defaults - WAS: problem importing entries.

--On Monday, June 14, 2004 12:19 PM -0500 "Armbrust, Daniel C." <Armbrust.Daniel@mayo.edu> wrote:

This (and many other recent threads) leads me to ask the question, why
doesn't openldap provide more reasonable defaults for bdb, if no
DB_CONFIG file is present?

Telling beginners to openldap that in order to use our software, you need
to go out and read (and more importantly understand) all the nuisances of
BDB is overwhelming, and I think unnecessary. Openldap should start up
with reasonable values for average use cases, if no other config info is

Going out and learning all of the details of Berkeley is something that
should be reserved for those that want to tweak openldap for maximum
performance in their environment - it shouldn't be required for basic use.

It seems like every time someone posts a suggestion here for a bdb
setting, an expert tells them that it is a bad idea.  And that they need
to go read the manual.

Why don't the experts just set some defaults (instead of relying on
Berkeley's defaults) and then post a couple of different examples of
tweaking options - one for very large datasets, one for bulk loads, etc.

That would imply that OpenLDAP create the DB_CONFIG file for you -- without knowing anything about your system. That is a very unwise idea.


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