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Berkeley DB: DB->set_cachesize



#include <db.h>

int DB->set_cachesize(DB *db, u_int32_t gbytes, u_int32_t bytes, int ncache);


Set the size of the database's shared memory buffer pool, i.e., the cache, to gbytes gigabytes plus bytes. The cache should be the size of the normal working data set of the application, with some small amount of additional memory for unusual situations. (Note, the working set is not the same as the number of simultaneously referenced pages, and should be quite a bit larger!)

The default cache size is 256KB, and may not be specified as less than 20KB. Any cache size less than 500MB is automatically increased by 25% to account for buffer pool overhead, cache sizes larger than 500MB are used as specified. For information on tuning the Berkeley DB cache size, see Selecting a cache size.

It is possible to specify caches to Berkeley DB that are large enough so that they cannot be allocated contiguously on some architectures, e.g., some releases of Solaris limit the amount of memory that may be allocated contiguously by a process. If ncache is 0 or 1, the cache will be allocated contiguously in memory. If it is greater than 1, the cache will be broken up into ncache equally sized separate pieces of memory.

As databases opened within Berkeley DB environments use the cache specified to the environment, it is an error to attempt to set a cache in a database created within an environment.

The DB->set_cachesize interface may only be used to configure Berkeley DB before the DB->open interface is called.

The DB->set_cachesize function returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.


An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

The specified cache size was impossibly small.

See Also

db_create, DB->close, DB->cursor, DB->del, DB->err, DB->fd, DB->get, DB->get_byteswapped, DB->get_type, DB->join, DB->key_range, DB->open, DB->put, DB->remove, DB->set_bt_compare, DB->set_bt_minkey, DB->set_bt_prefix, DB->set_cachesize, DB->set_dup_compare, DB->set_errcall, DB->set_errfile, DB->set_errpfx, DB->set_flags, DB->set_h_ffactor, DB->set_h_hash, DB->set_h_nelem, DB->set_lorder, DB->set_malloc, DB->set_pagesize, DB->set_paniccall, DB->set_q_extentsize, DB->set_realloc, DB->set_re_delim, DB->set_re_len, DB->set_re_pad, DB->set_re_source, DB->stat, DB->sync, DB->upgrade and DB->verify.


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