Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/1999 09:09:31
In message <19990222164017.A28985@pyy.jmp.fi>, Jukka Marin writes:
>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.
You may want to hack pwd_mkdb to have a significantly larger cache; I know
that that's the answer BSDI gives when people complain about pwd_mkdb's
>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?
Not that I've noticed.