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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject ExceptionInterceptor and undue lookup
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:35:57 GMT

following my previous mail, I have a bit more insight about the problem.

When we do a search, we not only give a base DN, but also a filter and a 
scope. Now, there are a few possibilities :
1) We have entries under the base DN, accepted by the filter and the scope
2) We have entries under the base DN, but the filter and the scope 
discard all of them, thus returning no entries
3) The base DN is not a DN in the DIT, the filter and scope are not even 
used, thus generating a NO_SUCH_OBJECT result.

The ExceptionInterceptor extra lookup is just checking the third case. 
We can't handle this case in the SearchHandler, because the candidate 
have potentially been ruled out by the filter and the scope, and we 
can't anymore make a distinction between case #2 and case #3.

That left us with the second option : modifying the cursor 
implementation so that we now if there are some candidates (and we must 
leverage the DN index for that. It probably requires some complex 
modification in the Cursor API and the backend, some parts I'm not 
familiar with.

I'm going to create a JIRA with those informations, and we will try to 
fix that later. It's not urgent...

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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