Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Sep 22 08:57:11 EDT 2010

On 22/09/2010, at 22:17, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 14:44 +0200, J. Roeleveld wrote:
>> On Wednesday 22 September 2010 13:47:26 Jeffrey T Eaton wrote:
>> <snipped>
>> I am probably missing some info here, but....
>>> And, as Bron has said, there's something wrong with the way Cyrus uses BDB.
>>> I've never been able to understand BDB well enough to figure it out
>>> myself, nor have I ever found anyone who can help.  For what its worth, I
>>> solved the problem by not using BDB at all on the Cyrus systems I used.
>> If it is possible to not use BDB, and BDB causes problems with upgrades, why 
>> is BDB still used then?
> BDB is wicked fast and scales well.  At least that is the typical
> argument in defense of BDB.  And given the stellar performance one sees
> from OpenLDAP I'm prone to believing it.

I'm not sure it's Cyrus, I see issues with OpenLDAP and BDB too.

On a bad shutdown it requires admin intervention very frequently which is pretty tedious.

And yes, upgrading it is also a PITA.

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