makedbz -i still running at 125+ hours

greg andruk gja at
Mon Jun 11 04:53:08 UTC 2001

Joe St Sauver <JOE at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU> wrote:

> Recall my makedbz -i on a history file with 44,759,312
> entries... it is still running at 125+ CPU hours on a 
> PIII 1GHz system, with history.n.hash 224,976,390 octets 
> in size, and history.n.index 299,968,520 octets in size.
> I think it is fair to say that makedbz -i cannot be 
> recommended as a recovery strategy given the duration of
> that run time (with no end in sight). 

Did the makedbz command include something like -s `wc -l history` ?
Not even sure if that does anything any more, but forcing the table
size used to make a huge difference.

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