On 08/02/2017 09:12 PM, Mark Reynolds wrote:


On 08/02/2017 02:19 PM, Ilias Stamatis wrote:
I see now, thank you both very much!

Follow-up:

    [1]  Get entry from id2entry and use its ID
    [2]  Look in entryrdn for the parent of the ID
    [3]  Keep looking for parents, building the DN as you go along


    Example:

    [1]  Get entry from id2entry:  ID 6     --> "cn=Accounting Managers"
    [2]  Check entryrdn for "P<ID>".  In this case it's "P6" which is
    "ou=Groups" with ID 3
    [3]  So find "P3", which is "dc=example,dc=com" with ID 1, and
    look for "P1".  But there is no P1, so we stop the process/loop.


Why do we need to look at entryrdn for parent's id? Is it faster?
I have not looked closely into it - so it might not be necessary to use entryrdn. I thought it might be more efficient to use it. If you just use id2entry, you have to keep scanning it over and over, and starting over every time you need to read the next entry. Maybe not though, maybe you can just "search" it and not have to scan it sequentially when trying to find parents and entries. I'll leave that up to you to find out ;-)
Hi, now that I know the context here are some more comments.
If the purpose is to create a useful ldif file, which could eventually be used for import then formatting an entry correctly is not enough. Order of entries matters: parents need to come before children. We already handle this in db2ldif or replication total update. That said, whenever you write an entry you always have seen the parent and could stack the dn with the parentid and createt the dn without using the entryrdn index. You even need not to keep track of all the entry rdsn/dns - only the ones with children will be needed later, the presence of "numsubordinates"
identifies a parent.

Last but not least, since I think dbscan is broken for entryrdn, investigating and fixing this would also be nice

I mean the same information can be found in id2entry (?). Or this is not the case and dbscan does the exact same process you just described in order to print "parentid: X" for each entry when you do "dbscan -f id2entry.db"?

Thanks again,




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