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From "Sander Striker" <stri...@samba-tng.org>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apr-util/dbm/sdbm sdbm.c
Date Tue, 08 May 2001 18:17:37 GMT
>> ... uh.... have you looked at tdb?  http://sourceforge.net/projects/tdb
> Nice code, limited portability however.  Some network locking schemas will
> grab the one-byte lock and lock down the page.  Don't know if that will
> the schema.

Well, samba uses it pretty heaviliy. I don't know about the limited
portability, could you expand on this? (is it limited to *nix or do you
refer to something else?)

> The other [obvious] issue is licensing.

As always :-) It's GPL isn't it?

> But if you cared to add the appropriate connector within apr_dbm, I don't
> see anyone objecting.  The whole idea behind apr_dbm is to extend to such
> 3rd party databases such as the 'biggies' (ndbm, gdbm etc), or our own
> lightweight solution (sdbm).
> We aren't trying to make sdbm 'the answer' to a shared database
> across 1,000 servers in a cluster :-)  Just a simple dropin where
> no other (efficient) alternative exists.

Right, good reasons :-)


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