ovdb method

Basil Kruglov basil at cifnet.com
Tue Mar 20 18:42:08 UTC 2001


On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 12:24:49PM -0600, Heath Kehoe wrote:
> >"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
> point.

Heath, Thanks for replying. If I may suggest, you might want to
add this to ovdb man page, Thanks again!

-Basil


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