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authorSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2011-08-09 07:52:32 +0000
committerSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2011-08-09 07:52:32 +0000
commit6e1560aa617003330ce33ce4d871b32af40e5e4f (patch)
tree2152b8de4aec54cb9f174c7c92d38822cec3de30 /NEWS
parent3a2b3ff91066217df226956e76be377542498e30 (diff)
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@@ -1,12 +1,16 @@
-GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2011-08-06
+GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2011-08-09
Copyright (C) 1990-2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end of file for copying conditions.
-Please send mailutils bug reports to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.
+Please send gdbm bug reports to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.
-Version 1.9
+Version 1.9, 2011-08-09
-* Use mmap if available.
+* Use of mmap
+To speed up I/O operations, mmap(2) is used when available.
+It can be disabled at compile time using --disable-memory-mapped-io,
+and at run time by giving GDBM_NOMMAP flag to gdbm_open.
* Changes in compatibility mode
@@ -17,7 +21,9 @@ fixed, GDBM can be used with these MTAs.
** Locking is disabled.
-This was reported, in particular, in
+Neither ndbm nor dbm functions lock their files.
+This bug was reported, in particular, in
** Do not link pag to dir.
@@ -29,10 +35,11 @@ dbm_dirfno return different file descriptors.
When opening an existing database as a writer, GDBM determines
if dir is linked to pag, and if so breaks the link and creates
a new dir file. When such a database is opened in a read-only
-mode, GDBM does not attemt to alter the link.
+mode, GDBM does not attempt to alter the link.
* A testsuite is provided.
-* Improve documentation.
+* Improved documentation.
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