In my monitoring check I'd like to indicate how many entries are in a database.
Currently I'm using the no-op search control without any filtering to count the entries which is obviously a huge waste of CPU and I/O ressources for just retrieving the raw number of DB entries.
Is it easily possible to access the id2e sub-DB and query number of entries?
mdb_stat -s id2e -e <db-path> | grep Entries
but from Python with python-lmdb or a similar module. (Yes, I know subprocess module but I really hate invoking command-line tools from Python.)