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Re: is it possible to configure openldap to return latest modified entries first without using sorting feature?

ä Wed, 13 Jun 2007 12:28:06 -0700
Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> åé:

> Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> > Dear list
> > 
> > As the project I am working on requires, all ldap search results
> > should return latest-modified entry first. This requirement have
> > many practical reason behind it and is an important requirement. I
> > solve this problem by always invoke ldap search with 'sort' option.
> > 
> > I believe by doing so I have lowered down performance, especially
> > the search result is often several thousands records. Now the
> > server is overburden. I have noticed if I don't use sort feature,
> > the result is always the reverse of the project requirement: last
> > modified entries are displayed last. (project requirement is: last
> > modified entries are displayed first.)
> That must be pure coincidence. Entries are returned in their order of
> creation, not order of modification. There is no configuration that
> will change this ordering.

I don't think it's pure coincidence, at least not 'pure'. I tried to
modify an entry in middle of the search result, and do search again,
this very entry goes to the bottom of the search result.