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From:Dmitry Lenev Date:December 22 2010 5:33pm
Subject:Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5-bugteam branch (jon.hauglid:3217)
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Hello Jon Olav!

* Jon Olav Hauglid <jon.hauglid@stripped> [10/12/20 20:46]:
> #At file:///export/home/x/mysql-5.5-bugteam-bug42230/ based on
> revid:bjorn.munch@stripped
>  3217 Jon Olav Hauglid	2010-12-20
>       Bug #42230 during add index, cannot do queries on storage engines
>                  that implement add_index
>       The problem was that ALTER TABLE blocked reads on an InnoDB table
>       while adding a secondary index, even if this was not needed. It is
>       only needed for the final step where the .frm file is updated.


>       This patch also changes some of the related terminology used 
>       in the code. Specifically the use of "fast" and "online" with
>       respect to ALTER TABLE. "Fast" was used to indicate that an
>       ALTER TABLE operation could be done without involving a
>       temporary table. "Fast" has been renamed "in-place" to more
>       accurately describe the behavior.
>       "Online" meant that the operation could be done without taking
>       a table lock. However, in the current implementation writes
>       are always prohibited during ALTER TABLE and an exclusive
>       metadata lock is held while updating the .frm, so ALTER TABLE
>       was not completely online. This patch replaces "online" with 
>       "in-place", with additional comments indicating if concurrent
>       reads are allowed during index creation/deletion or not.
>       An important part of this update of terminology is renaming
>       of the handler flags used by handlers to indicate if index
>       creation/deletion can be done in-place and if concurrent reads
>       are allowed. For example, the HA_ONLINE_ADD_INDEX_NO_WRITES
>       flag has been renamed HA_INPLACE_ADD_INDEX_NO_READ_WRITE, while
>       Note that this is a rename to clarify current behavior, the
>       flag values have not changed and no flags have been removed or
>       added.

I think it is OK to push this patch!

Thank you a lot for addressing this issue!


Dmitry Lenev, Software Developer
Oracle Development SPB/MySQL,

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bzr commit into mysql-5.5-bugteam branch (jon.hauglid:3217) Bug#42230Jon Olav Hauglid20 Dec
  • Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5-bugteam branch (jon.hauglid:3217)Bug#42230Dmitry Lenev22 Dec