new database code

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Tue Dec 21 14:26:19 GMT 1999

Andrew Tridgell <tridge at> wrote:

> I've just committed the first of the big changes in the head (Samba
> 3.0) branch to do with the new database code.
> For those who don't remember, the database code will be replacing a
> bunch of shared data structures and lock files that have been used in
> Samba previously. This should greatly simplify the internal structures
> in Samba and also has some external benefits.

Is there a document that can be reviewed as the "public" interface to these
routines such as in passdb?

This looks like a place where some platforms can introduce optimizations.

Is the "locking" library going away?

If not, will it be changed to not reference routines in server.c?  This kept
me from converting it to a shared image.

Sorry if these questions have been asked before.

wb8tyw at

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