tdb (3)





NAME

       tdb - trivial database


SYNOPSIS

       A  database similar to gdbm which allows multiple simultaneous writers.


DESCRIPTION

       This is a simple database API. It was inspired by the realisation  that
       in Samba we have several ad-hoc bits of code that essentially implement
       small databases for sharing structures between parts of Samba. As I was
       about  to  add  another  I  realised that a generic database module was
       called for to replace all the ad-hoc bits.

       I based the interface on gdbm. I couldn't use gdbm as  we  need  to  be
       able to have multiple writers to the databases at one time.


AUTHORS

       Software:  Andrew Tridgell <tridge@linuxcare.com> and Luke Kenneth Cas-
       son Leighton Man page: Ben Woodard <ben@valinux.com>


SEE ALSO

       gdbm(3),  tdb_open(3),   tdb_close(3),   tdb_delete(3),   tdb_error(3),
       tdb_exists(3),  tdb_fetch(3),  tdb_firstkey(3),  tdb_store(3), tdb_tra-
       verse(3), tdb_lockall(3), tdb_lockkeys(3), tdb_chainlock(3)

Linux Programmer's Manual            Samba                   tdb(Aug 16, 2000)