README for forks::BerkeleyDB


This module is a drop-in replacement for  It has the
same syntax as the module (it even takes over its namespace) but
has some significant differences:

- you do _not_ need a special (threaded) version of Perl
- it is _much_ more economic with memory usage on OS's that support COW.
  Additionally, it uses local temp filesystem space for shared variable
  data, so memory savings are at a premium when dealing with very large
  shared variables
- it is more efficient in the startup of threads
- it is slightly less efficient in the stopping of threads
- it is somewhat less efficient in shared variable data operations
- it is less efficient in shared variable locking and signaling

Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Eric Rybski <>.
All rights reserved.  This program is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Required Modules:
 BerkeleyDB (0.27)
 Devel::Required (0.07)
 forks (0.29)
 Storable (any)
 Tie::Restore (0.11)

The build is standard:

perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install