[SAMBA4] Where to on the partitions module?

simo idra at samba.org
Sat Jul 29 07:01:56 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 13:38 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Simo,
> I have continued to work on the partitions module, to address your
> latest concerns.  The module now replicates the attributes to each
> subpartition, and I have tests that check this behaviour (already being
> run in make test, but not enabled globally).
> I have a small issue I am chasing down, but I would like to enable the
> partitions module soon.
> As to your concern about the use of multiple files:  The separate files
> not only assists in ensuring that the LDAP and TDB backends use as much
> common code as possible, they also reduce the scope of a non-indexed
> search. 
> With the partitions code as currently proposed, a search on an
> un-indexed attribute will be limited in scope to the data that may
> actually be returned.  That is, we don't scan schema or configuration
> entries when searching under cn=users, because they are in a different
> file.
> I understand your reasoning in wanting a single file (everything in one
> file was a founding tennent in ldb), but given the number of ldb
> databases we already have, I simply don't see the marginal value.  On
> the otherhand, to gain correct semantics with a single database, we will
> have to write complex extra code to manipulate each search, to rewrite
> the DN of every database entry. 
> Finally, we discussed the need for testing with controls, I will need
> some help writing tests in that area.  
> Do you have any further concerns?  Can I commit the work at this point,
> and we work on any remaining issue in-tree?

Many concerns, but I think we can proceed for now.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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