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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Log file and databases
Date Wed, 10 May 1995 20:10:14 GMT
On Wed, 10 May 1995, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > It may take a bit before I am ready to show this.  As
> > > a "concept" example, I will have a module that writes CLF to dbm
> > > format in the next couple of days. (err, family visit this weekend...)
> > > Make that next week.
> > 
> > Quick question - what's the "key" in the DBM file format?  DBM files are 
> > just simple hash tables remember, so logging to a DBM file would be 
> > useful in a "bean count" system like Rob Mc alluded to a while back, but 
> > not to a format ready for entry into a relational analysis program.
> The key() I have used for this concept test is an integer conversion of
> the date entry.  A relational database would make this *much* more
> useable and is definitely the direction I want to go with this.

Hmm... I guess I'm having trouble figuring out why you want to use a DBM 
file then, as all the DBM file you're creating will be good for is 
looking up accesses on a particular second.  


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