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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Morning thoughts about alias handling...
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:39:07 GMT

Going totally off memory here from years back. The search engine was  
designed to expand the scope that aliases introduce with their  
references. Meaning the scope expands to new areas if the reference  
points outside of the base of the search: of course this is more  
complex when considering deref modes and where the alias is.

But essentially I was under the impression that dereferencing was not  
handled in higher levels outside of the xdbm search in the partition.  
Hence not in the filters injected into the returned cursor system. Are  
u witnessing the contrary conditions?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 16, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny <>  

> Hi,
> so I slept on the problem, and here are a few thoughts I had this  
> morning :
> - first, the alias handling can't be done in the doSimpleSearch() as  
> I thought, because if we do so, alias dereferencing won't be handled  
> when using the coreSession. It must be handled by the  
> EntryFilteringCursor. Remains to see how to implement that there.
> - second, we may have some issue when an alias points to a non  
> existing entry. What will the return in this case ?  
> The alias exists, so the will move forward, to  
> something that does not exist (this is a Pierre-Arnaud thought).
> - third, we have to fix the reverter, which doe snot handle  
> correctly alias removal, if the entry which is pointed doe snot  
> exist anymore. There is a JIRA for that issue.
> I'll do my best today to get something done.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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