Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/1999 00:10:31
In message <>
	on Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:40:17 +0200,
	Jukka Marin <> wrote:
> 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.
One idea is incorporating "-u" option for pwd_mkdb(8) from FreeBSD, you
can only update the record for the specified user with "-u" option.

"-c", check option might be useful.

Takahiro Kambe <>