[SAMBA4] Where to on the partitions module?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jul 31 03:41:20 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 03:01 -0400, simo wrote:
> 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.

The module is now active.  There are now some additional ldb's in the
private/ directory


I'll post details on configuration against LDAP shortly.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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