heath.kehoe at intermec.com
Tue Mar 20 18:24:49 UTC 2001
>inn 2.3.2 (20010316 prerelease) under FreeBSD, compiled with
>BerkeleyDB.3.2; vmethod: ovdb
>Just curious I see overview is taking more and more disk space
>even though some of the cycbuffs already cycled.
>from ovdb man page
>"With BerkeleyDB 2.x, the db files are 'grow only';
>the library will not shrink them, even if data is removed"
>Should I expect the same under 3.2?
That statement is not true for 3.x. The database library
is able to shrink a db file. But in practice, you won't
see ovdb shrink unless something drastic happens like the
sudden loss of a bunch of articles (e.g., lose a CNFS buffer).
>Is it going to grow indefinitely or is there a way to clean
>it up a bit?
As long as expireover is being run regularly (from news.daily)
the size should reach an equilibrium and stop growing at some
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