#include <db.h>

int db_env_create(DB_ENV **dbenvp, u_int32_t flags);


The db_env_create method creates a DB_ENV structure that is the handle for a Berkeley DB environment. A pointer to this structure is returned in the memory to which dbenvp refers. Calling the DB_ENV->close or DB_ENV->remove methods will discard the returned handle.

The flags value must be set to 0 or the following value:

Create a client environment to connect to a server.

The DB_CLIENT flag indicates to the system that this environment is remote on a server. The use of this flag causes the environment methods to use functions that call a server instead of local functions. Prior to making any environment or database method calls, the application must call the DB_ENV->set_rpc_server function to establish the connection to the server.

The DB_ENV handle contains a special field, "app_private", which is declared as type "void *". This field is provided for the use of the application program. It is initialized to NULL and is not further used by Berkeley DB in any way.

The db_env_create method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.


The db_env_create method may fail and return a non-zero error for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system functions. If a catastrophic error has occurred, the db_env_create method may fail and return DB_RUNRECOVERY, in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.



See Also

Database Environments and Related Methods


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