>> Hallvard Breien Furuseth <h.b.furuseth(a)usit.uio.no>
schrieb am 09.11.2015 um
23:00 in Nachricht <56411792.8080205(a)usit.uio.no>:
On 09/11/15 18:47, Christian Sell wrote:
> To create the environment, we are using a mapsize of 1 GiB and the flags
> MDB_NOSUBDIR | MDB_NOLOCK. Under Linux, this results in one file with a size
> that seems to correspond to the size of the data actually stored. However,
> Windows, the file size is the same as the mapsize, namely 1 GiB.
> (...) The same issue surfaced under Linux (...) with the MDB_WRITEMAP option
That's the logical size, which can be bigger than the physical
size. In lmdb's case, the end of the file doesn't use any disk
space. On filesystems which support this, anyway. Most do.
So, nevermind mdb_copy - there is no problem to fix.
On Unix, 'du <file>' shows disk usage. Don't know about Windows.
When you want to copy the file anyway, you should use mdb_copy
rather than plain filecopy. And MDB_COMPACT does shrink the file
somewhat since it drops pages which LMDB has freed and not yet
reused, but that's another matter. The DB would grow later
anyway, LDMB does need pages it can write to.
I wonder as SSD become more and more common: Should LMDB have a way to signal to the
operating system that some parts of the file are no longer in use? So the
OS->filesystem->blockdevice could actually reclaim the space.