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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Another thought about Partition
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:09:41 GMT

today, we had a convo with Pierre-Arnaud, about the current Partition 
implementation. As I was done with the Store cleaning, I tried to 
explain the existing Partition hierarchy, and their relation with the 

At some point we do think that there is something which need to be 
reviewed : partitions are way too tainted by the underlying storage. For 
instance, we only have two kind of storage atm (JDBM and AVL), and no 
LDIF storage at all. But we have a LDIF partition, which manage a LDIF 
file on disk. This is not the best solution : we should rather define a 
LdifStore in charge of this LDIF files.

Base line, we should keep the Partition as minimal as possible, and 
associate them with a dedicated Store, which can be substituted at will. 
The SchemaPartition should also be reviewed : the associated Store can 
handle the Registries and the underlying LDIF files. We may not need a 

Comments are welcomed.

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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