Got your idea.
Thank you very much. Now I know how table cache works :-)
For the bug, yes, it's related to the value of FD_SETSIZE, which is
limited to 1024 at my RedHat box.
Maybe I should update it to a suitable value.
2010/2/2 Johan De Meersman <vegivamp@stripped>:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Cui Shijun <rancpine@stripped> wrote:
>> I'm also confused by the difference & relationship between "open
>> table" and "open file descriptor" by the table cache.
> "open table" is a MySQL concept. "Open file descriptor" is an OS concept. A
> single table (MyISAM) consists of three files: the .frm (description), the
> .MYD (data) and the .MYI (indices). Thus, a single open table can correspond
> to multiple open files. Additionally, temp tables, sortfiles and whatnot
> also consume file descriptors.
>> As far as I understand, when a thread ask the global cache for a table:
>> * if the table is opened before and currently not used by other
>> thread, the request thread will get this table
> "and *there is a cache entry that* is currently not used*" - multiple
> entries can exist for the same table.
>> * if no table in table cache is available( currently used by other
>> thread, or not opened before ), the request thread will open this
> The thread will get a new cache object that opens that table, yes.
>> Once open a table, mysql *might?( I'm not sure )* open a file
>> descriptor corresponding to the data file of the table. In that case,
>> when the number of table opened simultaneously goes too big, mysql
>> will use too much file descriptors and then hit the bug 48929.
>> Your experience( "I've had one occurrence where it grew to 26.000
>> open tables" ) seems to show there must be something wrong with my
>> understanding, Hmm... :-(
> I just skimmed over it, but the bug seem related specifically to InnoDB, and
> to a highly specific file descriptor number being equal to some form of
> hardcoded limit - maybe different OSes or linux distro's have different
> values for said limit, or maybe it only occurs under specific conditions.
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