Commit a0b96697 authored by Hallvard Furuseth's avatar Hallvard Furuseth
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ITS#8156 Fix MDB_MAXKEYSIZE doc

parent 277e536f
......@@ -446,12 +446,17 @@ static txnid_t mdb_debug_start;
/** The version number for a database's lockfile format. */
#define MDB_LOCK_VERSION 1
/** @brief The max size of a key we can write, or 0 for dynamic max.
/** @brief The max size of a key we can write, or 0 for computed max.
*
* Define this as 0 to compute the max from the page size. 511
* is default for backwards compat: liblmdb <= 0.9.10 can break
* when modifying a DB with keys/dupsort data bigger than its max.
* #MDB_DEVEL sets the default to 0.
* This macro should normally be left alone or set to 0.
* Note that a database with big keys or dupsort data cannot be
* reliably modified by a liblmdb which uses a smaller max.
* The default is 511 for backwards compat, or 0 when #MDB_DEVEL.
*
* Other values are allowed, for backwards compat. However:
* A value bigger than the computed max can break if you do not
* know what you are doing, and liblmdb <= 0.9.10 can break when
* modifying a DB with keys/dupsort data bigger than its max.
*
* Data items in an #MDB_DUPSORT database are also limited to
* this size, since they're actually keys of a sub-DB. Keys and
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