To: Current Users <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/22/1999 16:40:17
There's this NetBSD box with almost 6000 users. A robot manipulates the
account information several times every hour, which causes pwd_mkdb to
recreate the user database. This is _slow_. Currently, the database is
rebuilt for every modification separately and as one rebuild takes almost
a minute.... This is on NetBSD 1.3.2.
Will this be fixed in 1.4? If not, we are in deep trouble... ;-) There
was some talk about not recreating the whole database but only modifying
the existing one.. but I guess this improvement hasn't been done yet?