bin/51148 Slow vipw and fast pwd_mkdb
Geoffrey C. Speicher
geoff at speicher.org
Sun Apr 20 15:59:12 PDT 2003
On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, Doug Barton wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2003, Alex Semenyaka wrote:
> > Hello,
> > could somebody to comment PR bin/51148? It is suggestion how to pass
> > a value of cache size to pwd_mkdb when we are doing vipw or such.
> > It can give a greate speed-up when master.passwd is really big (and
> > sometimes it is). Appropriate cache size can make process 10 to 100
> > or more times faster. I gave the results of measurements in that
> > problem report.
> Having been in a "mondo huge master.passwd file" situation myself, my
> comment is that people in this situation should probably not be relying on
> tools like vipw to manage their stuff. However, my feelings aren't strong
> enough to prompt me to close your PR, so good luck. :)
Are your feelings strong enough to commit bin/38676 so that people can use
pw(8) safely and concurrently on mondo huge master.passwd files? :)
bin/23501 was supposed to have fixed the problem, but it doesn't appear to
have been committed before it was closed. bin/38676 is a revised/improved
version of the original patch in bin/23501.
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