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NAME ^

Paranoid::BerkeleyDB -- BerkeleyDB Wrapper

VERSION ^

$Id: lib/Paranoid/BerkeleyDB.pm, 2.02 2016/06/21 19:51:06 acorliss Exp $

SYNOPSIS ^

  tie %db, Paranoid::BerkeleyDB, 
    Home     => './dbdir',
    Filename => 'data.db';

  # Normal hash activities...

  # Ensure atomic updates
  $dref = tied %db;
  $lock = $dref->cds_lock;
  $db{$key}++;
  $lock->cds_unlock;

  untie %db;

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides an OO/tie-based wrapper for BerkeleyDB CDS implementations intended for use in tied hashes.

NOTE: This module breaks significantly with previous incarnations of this module. The primary differences are as follows:

    Pros
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    * Places no limitations on the developer regarding BerekelyDB
      environment and database options
    * Automatically reuses existing environments for multiple 
      tied hashses
    * Uses Btree databases in lieu of hashes, which tended to 
      have issues when the database size grew too large
    * Has a fully implemented tied hash interface incorporating 
      CDS locks
    * Has pervasive debugging built in using L<Paranoid::Debug>

    Cons
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    * Is no longer considered fork-safe, attempted accesses will
      case the child process to B<croak>.
    * Uses Btree databases in lieu of hashes, which does add 
      some additional memory overhead

SUBROUTINES/METHODS ^

new

  tie %db, Paranoid::BerkeleyDB, 
    Home     => './dbdir',
    Filename => 'data.db';

This method is called implicitly when an object is tied. It supports a few differnet invocation styles. The simplest involves simply providing the Home and Filename options. This will set up a CDS environment using the defaults documented in Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Env(3) and Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Db(3).

Alternately, you can provide it with Filename and a Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Env(3) object (or subclassed object) that you instantiated yourself:

  tie %db, Paranoid::BerkeleyDB, 
    Env      => $env,
    Filename => 'data.db';

Finally, you can provide it with two hash options to fully control the environment and database instantiation of Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Env(3) and Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Db(3):

  tie %db, Paranoid::BerkeleyDB, 
    Env      => { %envOpts },
    Db       => { %dbOpts };

dbh

    $dref = tied %db;
    $dbh  = $dref->dbh;

This method provides access to the BerkeleyDB::Btree(3) object reference.

cds_lock

    $dref = tied %db;
    $lock = $dref->cds_lock;

This methd provides access to the CDS locks for atomic updates.

DEPENDENCIES ^

o

BerkeleyDB

o

Carp

o

Class::EHierarchy

o

Fcntl

o

Paranoid

o

Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Db

o

Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Env

o

Paranoid::Debug

o

Paranoid::IO

o

Paranoid::IO::Lockfile

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

-Filename is interpreted differently depending on whether you're using an environment or not. If you're using this module as a standalone DB object any relative paths are interpreted according to your current working directory. If you are using an environment, however, it is interpreted relative to that environment's -Home.

SEE ALSO ^

    L<BerkeleyDB(3)>, L<Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Env>,
    L<Paranoid::BerkeleyDB::Db>

HISTORY ^

02/12/2016 Complete rewrite

AUTHOR ^

Arthur Corliss (corliss@digitalmages.com)

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

This software is licensed under the same terms as Perl, itself. Please see http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

(c) 2005 - 2016, Arthur Corliss (corliss@digitalmages.com)

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