#include <db.h>

DB_ENV->mutex_set_init(DB_ENV *dbenv, u_int32_t init); 

Configure the inital number of mutexes to allocate.

Berkeley DB allocates a default number of mutexes based on the initial configuration of the database environment. The DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() method is used to override this default number of mutexes to allocate. This may be done to either speed up startup, or to force more work to be done at startup to avoid later contention due to allocation.

The database environment's inital number of mutexes may also be configured using the environment's DB_CONFIG file. The syntax of the entry in that file is a single line with the string "mutex_set_init", one or more whitespace characters, and the initial number of mutexes. Because the DB_CONFIG file is read when the database environment is opened, it will silently overrule configuration done before that time.

The DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() method configures a database environment, not only operations performed using the specified DB_ENV handle.

The DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() method may not be called after the DB_ENV->open() method is called. If the database environment already exists when DB_ENV->open() is called, the information specified to DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() will be ignored.

The DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.



The init parameter is the absolute number of mutexes to allocate.


The DB_ENV->mutex_set_init() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Mutex Methods