(temorary) solution for the database index problems ?!?!
Curtis Villamizar curtis at ans.net
Sat Sep 30 05:16:15 CET 1995
In message <9509290728.AA05326 at ncc.ripe.net>, Willi Huber writes: > > > > > > Dear all, > > > > The last days I did some further research with Benoit Grange and Willi > > Huber (they both run SUN OS, so we could use each others binaries) on the > > recent indexing problems. This morning I found out that the problems > > disappear when you don't use the '-p' prime option in netdbm. This option > > adds dummy objects to the database to make the lookups faster. > > > > So for the temporary solution: > > > > Do *NOT* use the '-p' option in netdbm !!! > > > > I am not sure yet if there is a bug in the code or that certain 'dbm' > > versions cause the problems. I will investigate further ... > > > > Kind regards, > > > > David Kessens > > RIPE NCC Database software maintainer > > -------- > > > > Without '-p' option the script has completed without 'file system full'. > So we have again some time to go. > > Willi Huber > SWITCH We get much smaller files. At David Kessen's request I tried this with -p to see if it made any difference. It doesn't. It appears the differnce is simply BSD DB vs DBM. I normally use -cfMV with the code I run. I cleaned the directory and the added "p" yielding -pcfMV. The results were: [curtis at figaro.ans.net 5] ls -ltr test total 51856 -rw-r----- 1 curtis staff 22044885 Sep 29 00:27 ripe.db.save -rw-r----- 1 curtis staff 16384 Sep 29 18:08 ripe.db.save.db -rw-r----- 1 curtis staff 4448256 Sep 29 18:08 ripe.db.save.cl.db [curtis at figaro.ans.net 6] du -s test 51858 test We are running modified code (some of the flags are not in the RIPE distributed code, but all our code recently went to David). Anyone can get the same effect relinkink BSD DB and looking for the few places in the .pl files where .pag or .dir is found. Curtis
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