int DB_ENV->close(DB_ENV *dbenv, u_int32_t flags);
The DB_ENV->close method closes the Berkeley DB environment, freeing any allocated resources and closing any underlying subsystems.
The DB_ENV handle should not be closed while any other handle that refers to it is not yet closed; for example, database environment handles must not be closed while database handles remain open, or transactions in the environment have not yet been committed or aborted. Specifically, this includes DB, DBC, DB_TXN, DB_LOGC and DB_MPOOLFILE handles.
Where the environment was initialized with the DB_INIT_LOCK flag, calling DB_ENV->close does not release any locks still held by the closing process, providing functionality for long-lived locks. Processes that want to have all their locks released can do so by issuing the appropriate DB_ENV->lock_vec call.
Where the environment was initialized with the DB_INIT_MPOOL flag, calling DB_ENV->close implies calls to DB_MPOOLFILE->close for any remaining open files in the memory pool that were returned to this process by calls to DB_MPOOLFILE->open. It does not imply a call to DB_MPOOLFILE->sync for those files.
Where the environment was initialized with the DB_INIT_TXN flag, calling DB_ENV->close aborts any unresolved transactions. Applications should not depend on this behavior for transactions involving Berkeley DB databases; all such transactions should be explicitly resolved. The problem with depending on this semantic is that aborting an unresolved transaction involving database operations requires a database handle. Because the database handles should have been closed before calling DB_ENV->close, it will not be possible to abort the transaction, and recovery will have to be run on the Berkeley DB environment before further operations are done.
Where log cursors were created using the DB_ENV->log_cursor method, calling DB_ENV->close does not imply closing those cursors.
In multithreaded applications, only a single thread may call DB_ENV->close.
After DB_ENV->close has been called, regardless of its return, the Berkeley DB environment handle may not be accessed again.
The DB_ENV->close method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.
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