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From Trustin Lee <>
Subject Re: Some notes on custom partitions....
Date Fri, 20 May 2005 00:25:50 GMT
Hi Marc,

2005/5/19, Marc Boorshtein <>:
> Hey All,
> I just finished writing my first custom partition, and
> it seems to be working pretty well.  I have some
> general thoughts though.

Congratulations! :)

> It seems as though the a lot of assumptions are being
> made about partitions being attached to a local
> storage system (ie jdbm).  This is evident in that:
> 1. lookup and hasEntry are context level methods
> 2. and get called on an add (and maby a modify?)
> 3. createTimestamp and creator are added to the entry
> being added to the partition by the server
> 4. when the partition gets started it tries to add the
> root entry
> 5. There's no compare operation

You're right. Current interface is almost tailored for JDBM.  We'll
revamp backend storage interface to be more generic and extensible if
we get enough idea to do.

Thanks for the heads up, and we're filing these issues for the next
improvement. :)

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