file: job.t package: muf status: alpha
This function accepts a db designation, either as a
(typically four-letter) string or as an integer, and
attempts to import the corresponding host
root: [ "xyz" | rootImportDb ]pop root:
The above command will search for host files under the names
muq-CURRENT-xyz.db muq-CURRENT-xyz.db.gz muq-CURRENT-xyz.db.lzo muq-CURRENT-xyz.db.bz2
and load the first one found, uncompressing as needed (presuming the appropriate decompression program can be located).
If the imported db contains pointers to objects in other dbs
which existed on the exporting system but are missing from
the current server, such pointers will be replaced by
nils. If these pointers occurred in critical spots,
these substitutions may cripple index or other
datastructures in the db, or even crash the server later
Also, it is relatively easy for the imported db to forge pointers to objects it would not normally be able to access.
In general, Muq is not currently intended to be secure or stable in the face of importation of maliciously constructed .db files: You should import .db files only from reasonably trusted sources.
A future version of this function should probably optionally accept a full host filename as input argument.
If the db in question already exists within the server,
you must use
rootReplaceDb instead of
rootImportDb. (It would be easy enough to combine
these into one function, but keeping them separate may
reduce the incidence of unfortunate accidents.)
See section rootReplaceDb.
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