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CDBR(3)                 NetBSD Library Functions Manual                CDBR(3)

cdbr cdbr_open, cdbr_open_mem, cdbr_entries, cdbr_get, cdbr_find, cdbr_close, cdbr_write -- constant database access methods
struct cdbr * cdbr_open(const char *path, int flags); struct cdbr * cdbr_open_mem(void *base, size_t size, void (*unmap)(void *, void *, size_t), void *cookie); uint32_t cdbr_entries(struct cdbr *cdbr); int cdbr_get(struct cdbr *cdbr, uint32_t index, const void **data, size_t *datalen); int cdbr_find(struct cdbr *cdbr, const void *key, size_t keylen, const void **data, size_t *datalen); void cdbr_close(struct cdbr *cdbr);
The cdbr library provides a space efficient (key,value) database based on perfect hashing. A cdb database is opened for reading by calling cdbr_open(). The only supported value for flags is CDBR_DEFAULT. The function returns a handle to pass to the other functions. The database is closed by invoking cdbr_close(). All resources associated with the handle are freed and the memory returned by cdbr_get() and cdbr_find() is invalidated. cdbr_open_mem() works like cdbr_open(), but takes a memory reference to the content of the database file. If unmap is not NULL, it is called by cdbr_close() with cookie, base and size as arguments. It is not called by cdbr_open_mem() on error. The number of records in the database can be obtained by calling cdbr_entries(). Records can be obtained by record number using cdbr_get() or by key using cdbr_find(). Both functions return 0 on suc- cess and update data and datalen accordingly. The location *data remains valid until cdbr_close() is called. It is the responsibility of the caller of cdbr_find() to ensure that the key matches the returned data. The function returns the only possible match, but the database doesn't store the keys to minimize overhead.
nbperf(1), cdbw(3), db(3), cdb(5)
Support for the cdb format first appeared in NetBSD 6.0.
The cdbr and cdbw functions have been written by Joerg Sonnenberger <>. NetBSD 8.1 December 5, 2013 NetBSD 8.1
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