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Re: db(3) removal and lastlogx

On Jul 22,  8:27am, (Alistair Crooks) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: db(3) removal and lastlogx

| Creates or reads, or both?


| Recovery was another issue which was flagged under db1 as being
| problematic - how is it done for cdb?  How is it superior?  How
| does this relate to a readonly db? For readwrite dbs like the passwd
| ones?

It is not, it is read only.

| Transactions - how do they relate to a readonly database? I've seen
| that used as justification too.

I don't think that this is a valid justification.

| And the compat issues - since we'll have to keep the db1 code in libc
| - they're kinda difficult, especially if we have any statically-linked
| programs which use termcap/terminfo, or the user databases, or
| services, etc.

It is harder to remove the code if it is used; Having said that I don't
see a pressing reason to remove it.


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