Ndbm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from NDBM)
Jump to: navigation, search

ndbm (standing for New Database Manager) is a Berkeley produced version from 1986 of the AT&T dbm database.

ndbm stores arbitrary data by use of a single key in fixed-size buckets.

Problems[edit]

The sum of the sizes of a key/content pair must not exceed the internal block size (normally between 512 and 4096 bytes). Moreover all key/content pairs that hash together must fit on a single block.

References[edit]