typedef struct __db DB;
int db_create(DB **dbp, DB_ENV *dbenv, u_int32_t flags);
The DB handle is the handle for a Berkeley DB database, which may or may not be part of a database environment.
DB handles are free-threaded if the DB_THREAD flag is specified to the DB->open method when the database is opened or if the database environment in which the database is opened is free-threaded. The handle should not be closed while any other handle that refers to the database is in use; for example, database handles must not be closed while cursor handles into the database remain open, or transactions that include operations on the database have not yet been committed or aborted. Once the DB->close, DB->remove, or DB->rename methods are called, the handle may not be accessed again, regardless of the method's return.
The db_create method creates a DB structure that is the handle for a Berkeley DB database. Calling the DB->close, DB->remove or DB->rename methods will discard the returned handle.
The DB 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_create method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.
If the dbenv parameter is not NULL, the database is created within the specified Berkeley DB environment. The database access methods automatically make calls to the other subsystems in Berkeley DB, based on the enclosing environment. For example, if the environment has been configured to use locking, the access methods will automatically acquire the correct locks when reading and writing pages of the database.
The db_create method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:
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