[PATCH] gpg: Remove tofu database format "split".

Neal H. Walfield neal at walfield.org
Fri Aug 5 23:29:24 CEST 2016

On Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:03:17 +0200,
Andre Heinecke wrote:
> On Friday 05 August 2016 14:53:17 wk at gnupg.org wrote:
> > The split database format might have been nice for use with Unison but
> > it bypasses the concept of a relational database by doing parts of
> > this itself and also risking deadlocks.  Working with the Tofu
> > database for debugging or experiments is also not possible with parts
> > of the database logic implemented in gpg.
> > 
> > The Tofu support is quite new and we can assume that it is not in real
> > use now.  Thus we better remove that now so that we do not need to
> > maintain it for all future.
> Without reviewing the patch in detail +2 from me for this change.
> For various reasons I was against configurable, multiple formats and especially 
> the split format from the start [1] and that is without tests on Windows where 
> I expect the split format to have even more problems thanks to slower file 
> handling and IO in general.
> Please push that change :-)
> Sorry Neal ;-),

I find the argument against complexity moderately good, although I
really like the future.  Nevertheless, it is only a half solution,
because it doesn't sync my keyring, etc.  I think we (well, at least
I) need a tool that can merge two GNUPGHOME directories.

:) Neal

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