ldb: Extended LDB requests under transaction

simo idra at samba.org
Tue Sep 13 17:50:38 MDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 07:03 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-13 at 15:23 +0200, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:
> > Hi LDB developers,
> > 
> > currently LDB does not require transactions when an extended operation 
> > is launched. A long term goal from my side is to provide the extended 
> > password change mechanism: 
> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5611. Hence I'm worrying if 
> > we need to apply transactions also on this type of request - my patch 
> > proposal: 
> > http://gitweb.samba.org/samba.git/?p=mdw/samba.git;a=commitdiff;h=45bd4197168b4a6642e33386d21d9168ebf8f7f9. 
> > What do you think?
> Other extended operations include Start-TLS, so it's not clear that by
> definition, all extended operations need to be covered by transactions.
> The module that implements such an extended operation may wish to start
> it's own transaction, but I don't think we can do so globally.

I agree, unless there is a clear, provable need for a transaction in all
case we shouldn't start one.


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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