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From Emmanuel L├ęcharny <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1135472 - /directory/apacheds/trunk/xdbm-partition/src/main/java/org/apache/directory/server/xdbm/
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:43:01 GMT
On 6/15/11 11:17 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny<>  wrote:
>> On 6/15/11 2:45 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
>>> -1
>>> Please revert these changes. Sufficient consideration has not been
>>> given to these matters which have been around for years. We need more
>>> time to discuss these matters.
>> This check is just not good enough, even if we want to detect cycles when
>> adding aliases : it does not check anything but a cycle from an alias and a
>> direct ascendant.
>> I removed it because of its deficiencies, not because I wanted to remove the
>> check. If we decide to implement a check when creating an alias, we will add
>> a correct detection mechanism, trust me on that.
> OK understood. I thought we were going to change this entire policy
> regarding how we deal with aliases. Then this is no problem at all.
> Adding a better check to prevent these cycles will be good. If we
> don't do this we might seriously screw up search and the problems
> generated will be very interesting if aliasDereferencing is enabled.
> I just don't want to take such a step without guaranteeing we're not
> going break search handling.

As I said to Alex on IM, I haven't closed the JIRA that relates the pb. 
I don't consider the problem fixed by the check removal. It's an 
intermediary step.

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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