group_mapping.ldb and 3.0.25

simo idra at
Mon Feb 19 16:11:35 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 08:27 -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Folks,
> I'm not prepared to make the commitment to ldb only
> for group_mapping.tdb in 3.0.25.  If we for example,
> had a ldbsam module that consolidated user and
> group accounts and could replace tdbsam and
> ldapsam, then it would be an easier decision.  Releasing
> group_mapping.ldb would commit us to a path that
> I'm not convinced that would be best for production
> releases right now (the commitment to a group_mapping
> ldb implementation, not ldb per say).  This is not a
> statement about ldb in any way.   I just do not want
> to use an elephant gun to kill a fly.
> In an effort to still the flames over this decision,
> neither will I include the original patch to
> provide mutli index support in tdb.  We'll limp along
> with the performance issues we previously had.
> The ldb code should of course stay in SAMBA_3_0, but I
> am reverting group_mapping to use the tdb API in order
> to make it easier to swap between the two branches for
> now.

Would you like more and ldb "unifying" module that replaces tdbsam,
ldapsam and group_mapping.ldb, by storing everything in a single module?

I think that's doable without breaking current ldap setups.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at

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