Subject: pwd_mkdb
To: Current Users <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
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?