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From "Bryan Pendleton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3842) Convert "org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.tests.store.holdCursorExternalSortJDBC30.sql" to junit.
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:52:51 GMT

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Bryan Pendleton commented on DERBY-3842:
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I don't think the precise location of the commit or of the sort buffer size matters, because
the sorting occurs before
the first record has been retrieved, so as long as the commit is after the first record has
been retrieved, whether the overflow-to-disk occurred on the 4th or 5th record doesn't really
matter.

What matters is that the commit doesn't close and release the temporary sorted records; that
would cause some sort of internal error fetching records after the commit if it occurred.

Ideally, the test would verify that the sort actually *did* overflow to disk; I think there
is some
information in the runtime statistics that will prove this. You could also verify that external
sorting occurred by watching the sorter's behavior in the debugger, I suppose.

> Convert "org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.tests.store.holdCursorExternalSortJDBC30.sql"
to junit.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3842
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3842
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Test
>          Components: Test
>            Reporter: Junjie Peng
>            Assignee: Tiago R. Espinha
>         Attachments: derby-3842-1.patch, derby-3842-1.stat, derby-3842-tiago.patch
>
>


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