BDB corrupt

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Mon May 12 22:45:02 UTC 2008

On May 12, 2008, at 1:38 AM, Anthony Pankov wrote:

> Please, can anybody explain what is the problem with BDB (1.86).
> Is there known caveats of using BDB? Is there some rules which
> guarantee from curruption or it is fully undesirable to use BDB under
> high load?
> It is important for me because of using BDB in my project.
>> On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 01:52:46PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>>> As one of the persons hacking on pkg_install in pkgsrc/NetBSD, I  
>>> would
>>> *strongly* advisy you against storing the files only in a bdb file.
>>> The change of major and complete corruption with bdb185 is high,
>>> consider pulling the plug in the middle of a long update.
>> Sunday, May 11, 2008, 5:38:25 PM, you wrote:
> GC> +1. BDB is quite easy to corrupt...

BDB isn't ATOMic, like SQL or other DB backends.

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