Well,

It seems that I was not actually subscribed to the mailing list, so I missed the email in which Kevin started a conversation about the (re-)allocation policy for jdbm.  As is clear from my own posting on the jdbm open discussion forum, I think that this is a key place to push for improved performance.  I am chasing down some other things today, but I hope to turn my attention back to this question tomorrow.

Thanks,

-bryan