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From "Kristian Waagan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1482) Update triggers on tables with blob columns stream blobs into memory even when the blobs are not referenced/accessed.
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2010 06:14:55 GMT

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Kristian Waagan commented on DERBY-1482:
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I'm wondering if we really need to test with LOBs as large as 300 MB?
That's not big enough to trigger the issue with most default JVM heap settings these days
(i.e. max heap size is typically 512 MB or 1 GB), which forces us to run with specific heap
options. We are currently running with a 16 MB heap in junit-lowmem, and writing/reading 300
MB LOBs take a while.

For another time and effort, we can consider adding a method to return an appropriate LOB
size, i.e. by using Runtime.totalMemory(). I haven't verified that this will work [in all
JVMs], and we should also centralize this method to make it easy to track and override its
return value if required.

> Update triggers on tables with blob columns stream blobs into memory even when the blobs
are not referenced/accessed.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-1482
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1482
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.2.1.6
>            Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>            Assignee: Mamta A. Satoor
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: derby1482_patch1_diff.txt, derby1482_patch1_stat.txt, derby1482_patch2_diff.txt,
derby1482_patch2_stat.txt, derby1482_patch3_diff.txt, derby1482_patch3_stat.txt, derby1482DeepCopyAfterTriggerOnLobColumn.java,
derby1482Repro.java, derby1482ReproVersion2.java, junitUpgradeTestFailureWithPatch1.out, TriggerTests_ver1_diff.txt,
TriggerTests_ver1_stat.txt
>
>
> Suppose I have 1) a table "t1" with blob data in it, and 2) an UPDATE trigger "tr1" defined
on that table, where the triggered-SQL-action for "tr1" does NOT reference any of the blob
columns in the table. [ Note that this is different from DERBY-438 because DERBY-438 deals
with triggers that _do_ reference the blob column(s), whereas this issue deals with triggers
that do _not_ reference the blob columns--but I think they're related, so I'm creating this
as subtask to 438 ]. In such a case, if the trigger is fired, the blob data will be streamed
into memory and thus consume JVM heap, even though it (the blob data) is never actually referenced/accessed
by the trigger statement.
> For example, suppose we have the following DDL:
>     create table t1 (id int, status smallint, bl blob(2G));
>     create table t2 (id int, updated int default 0);
>     create trigger tr1 after update of status on t1 referencing new as n_row for each
row mode db2sql update t2 set updated = updated + 1 where t2.id = n_row.id;
> Then if t1 and t2 both have data and we make a call to:
>     update t1 set status = 3;
> the trigger tr1 will fire, which will cause the blob column in t1 to be streamed into
memory for each row affected by the trigger. The result is that, if the blob data is large,
we end up using a lot of JVM memory when we really shouldn't have to (at least, in _theory_
we shouldn't have to...).
> Ideally, Derby could figure out whether or not the blob column is referenced, and avoid
streaming the lob into memory whenever possible (hence this is probably more of an "enhancement"
request than a bug)... 

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