[RFC] Switch on tdb2 API by default?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Sep 25 13:41:11 MDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 10:38 +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Hi all!
>    The TDB2 code (ie. --enable-tdb2) runs in TDB1 mode by default now
> (there's a tdb_compat shim which inserts the TDB_VERSION1 flag unless
> the env var TDB_COMPAT_USE_TDB2 is set).
>    So I'd like to make --enable-tdb2 the default now.  That way we can
> test the tdb2 API, and have a run-time flag to enable the tdb2 on-disk
> format for the brave.
>    This lets us get rid of some compat cruft; for example, tdb2 handles
> multiple opens internally, so the various db_wrap codes wouldn't have
> to.  We can also add a tdb2 alloc attribute to (finally!) make tdb2 use
> talloc() for SAMBA.
> I'm particularly interested in regressions if we turn this on.  For
> example, tdb2 functions return the negative error code, not -1: I think
> I got all the callers, but new ones may appear.

This seems like a very good idea.  We should turn it on in the waf
builds, if there are issues turning on this additional feature in the
autoconf builds then this can be handled by those maintaining that build

As this is an additional feature (and a very desirable one) I see no
reason it cannot be dealt with in just waf for now, as that is what you
have working and tested.

Andrew Bartlett

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