[osiris-devel] Re: fixing the filters implementation
Douglas K. Fischer
fischerdk at fidoki.com
Sat Nov 18 18:00:52 EST 2006
David Vasil wrote:
> I've been looking into why the filters always get rearranged when you do
> an edit-filters and it turns out this is the way it should work in the
> current implementation. Since Osiris stores the filters in a BDB, the
> BDB choses what order to store the items in based on its own sorting
> Looking at how the osirismd uses the filters during scans, I see no
> benefit in storing the filters in a database. In md_scan.c the OsirisMD
> does a sequential lookup on every filter in the BDB to see if it matches
> the current input. To me this seems like it would create more overhead
> than just a flat file.
> Changing this to be a flat text file would fix the problem with the
> filters being rearranged between edits and it may improve performance a
> small amount on the MD. What are other's thoughts on this?
I'm all for this. The whole rearranging business of BDB is the reason I
created the --import-filters function. That way I could maintain a text
file for the filters for ease of management and then just import it into
the DB and let it do whatever it wanted with them. Eliminating the
filter DB would simplify things greatly.
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