Ulrich Windl wrote:
>>> Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah(a)symas.com> schrieb am
25.07.2019 um 16:31 in
> --On Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:12 PM +0200 Ondřej Kuzník
> <ondra(a)mistotebe.net> wrote:
>>> What I don't like is the strong focus on one (LMDB) database backend,
>>> despite of all the stupid things Oracle does.
>> There are big issues with the two BerkeleyDB backends for many
>> installations so it had to be abandoned. I'll let Howard or Quanah take
>> this part of the discussion further should they choose to.
>> Unfortunately, no other backend is in shape to be useable as a main
>> database in production.
> BerkeleyDB 6 and later are not license compatible with OpenLDAP. Thus one
> of the "stupid" things Oracle did is ensure the removal of the back-bdb
> back-hdb backends from OpenLDAP as well as BerkeleyDB from numerous other
> pieces of software. It has already been noted that back-bdb/hdb are
> deprecated and that the supported primary database backend going forward
> from that point was back-mdb.
But if the license is the only problem, users still could use an older version
("last good") of BDB. To me I always had the impression that you want to push
MDB, not because it's better, but because it's yours.
LMDB is demonstrably better than BDB in every way.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/