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(ITS#7615) NetBSD sem_open limited to 14 characters

Full_Name: Greg Kerr
Version: 2.4.35
OS: NetBSD & FreeBSD
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
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MDB is not usable on NetBSD because mdb.c has

sprintf(env->me_txns->mti_wmname, "/MDBw%s", hexbuf);

To create the semaphore name.

This results in a 21 character name which is beyond the 14 allowed per "man

"less than 14 characters in length not including the terminating null

I will make a local patch ... and maybe it's a NetBSD bug - or at least the
package maintainers ... I will report to him.

At any rate, the failure of mdb with result code 63 (name too long) was very
confusing ... better error reporting in this file would be nice.