Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Developer's Guide


When determining the size of an entry, only the sizes of the attribute values are counted; the size of other entry values (such as the size of attribute names, variously-normalized DNs, or any metadata) are not included in the size returned. It is assumed that the size of the metadata is well enough accounted for by the rounding of the size to the next largest 1k (this holds true especially in larger entries, where the actual size of the attribute values far outweighs the size of the metadata).

Notice that when determining the size of the entry, both deleted values and deleted attributes are included in the count.