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New APIs in HailDB
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In the current HailDB we have a couple of new API calls that you may like:

  • ib_status_get_all()
    Is very similar to ib_cfg_get_all(). This allows the library to add new status variables without applications having to know about them – because we return a list of what there are. For Drizzle, this means that the DATA_DICTIONARY.HAILDB_STATUS table will automatically have any new status variables we add to HailDB without a single extra line of code having to be written.
  • ib_set_panic_handler()
    Having a shared library call exit() is generally considered impolite. Previously, if HailDB hit corruption (or some other nasty conditions), it could call exit() and you’d never get a chance to display a sensible error message to your user (especially bad in a GUI app where the printed to console error message would be

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Second Drizzle Beta (and InnoDB update)
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We just released the latest Drizzle tarball (2010-10-11 milestone). There are a whole bunch of bug fixes, but there are two things that are interesting from a storage engine point of view:

  • The Innobase plugin is now based on innodb_plugin 1.0.6
  • The embedded_innodb engine is now named HailDB and requires HailDB, it can no longer be built with embedded_innodb.

Those of you following Drizzle fairly closely have probably noticed that we’ve lagged behind in InnoDB versions. I’m actively working on fixing that – both for the innobase plugin and for the HailDB library.

If building the HailDB plugin (which is planned to replace the innobase plugin), you’ll need the latest

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HailDB 2.0.0 released!
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(Reposted from the HailDB Blog. See also the announcement on the Drizzle Blog.)
We’ve made our first HailDB release! We’ve decided to make this a very conservative release. Fixing some minor bugs, getting a lot of compiler warnings fixed and start to make the name change in the source from Embedded InnoDB to HailDB.

Migrating your software to use HailDB is really simple. In fact, for this release, it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

Highlights of this release:

  • A lot of compiler warnings have been fixed.
  • The build system is now pandora-build.
  • some small bugs have been fixed
  • Header file is now haildb.h instead of innodb.h
  • We display

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Storage Engine API: write_row, CREATE SELECT and DDL
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(this probably applies exactly the same for MySQL (http://mysql.com) and Drizzle… but I’m just speaking about current Drizzle here)

In my current merge request for the embedded-innodb-create-select-transaction-arrgh branch (also see this specific revision), you’ll notice an odd hoop that we have to jump through to make CREATE SELECT statements work with an engine such as InnoDB.

Basically, this is what happens:

  • start transaction
  • start executing SELECT QUERY
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Embedded InnoDB is in the tree!
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Well… the start of it :)

I’ve taken the approach of taking tiny incremental steps (and getting review for each step) in implementing a Storage Engine based on the Embedded InnoDB library. What hit lp:drizzle (the trunk branch, for the 2010-04-07 milestone tarball) is only a handful of these small steps, so this engine is not remotely ready for end users.

There should be more of my Embedded InnoDB work hitting the tree in the upcoming days/weeks, enough to get it to a satte that one could describe as functional :)

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Storing the table message in Embedded InnoDB
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One of the exciting things[1] about working on a storage engine in Drizzle is that you get to manage your own metadata. When the database engine you’re writing the storage engine interface for has a pretty complete data dictionary (e.g. Embedded InnoDB) you could just directly use it. At some point I plan to do this for the embedded_innodb engine for Drizzle so that you could just point Drizzle at an existing Embedded InnoDB database and run SQL queries on it.

The Drizzle table message does have some things in it that aren’t in the InnoDB data dictionary though (e.g. table and column comments). We want to preserve these (and also things like there may be several data types in Drizzle that map to the same data type in InnoDB). Since the Embedded

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