Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer

Re: size on disk of tied hashes

by ctilmes (Vicar)
on Aug 11, 2004 at 01:03 UTC ( #381824=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to size on disk of tied hashes

How are you determining how much space it takes? Have you looked at the total disk space available before and after making the file?

The reason I ask is that some of the *DBM mechanisms use "holey" (sparse) files where their size is bigger than the amount of disk blocks they actually take. If there is a block that is totally empty, it doesn't use up a disk block even though it shows up in the file size.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://381824]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others surveying the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-11-24 20:47 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    In order to be able to say "I know Perl", you must have:

    Results (353 votes). Check out past polls.