[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated - release-4-0-0alpha6-90-g3942e53

simo idra at samba.org
Fri Jan 23 19:18:39 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 19:44 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Simo,
> >     Do not start a transaction this way.
> >     Because we still want to commit any changes that successfully apply we
> >     never want to do a global cancel, and because of how transaction nesting
> >     works that means we never cancel any "transaction" at the single modify
> >     operation level.
> Who says that? I think it's quite useful to only apply all operations!
> We should at least have a command line option to control this.
> And also have all ldb tools in sync with this behavior.
> Could you please revert that for now.

Nope, the previous behavior leaves the database in an inconsistent state
if an operation that should modify multiple entries based on a
triggering modify fails.
The reason is that if a module returns an error the transaction is not
canceled. (Tested with a module I am writing)

The intended behavior of ldbmodify was to apply all mods that could be
successfully applied, but it did not do that correctly.
My change fixes a real problem.

If you want to modify the intended behavior I am ok, but the code right
now works correctly. Reverting will make it wrong.

>  Then we could readd this to all
> tools with an option. Where I don't care what default behavior we choose.

Unless my change is causing problems I think a revert would be worng,
you can still add an option to have a real global transaction without
any revert.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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