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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-4963) Revert to FileDescriptor#sync from FileChannel#force to improve interrupt resilience
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:13:37 GMT

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Rick Hillegas updated DERBY-4963:
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    Attachment: releaseNote.html

Attaching the first rev of a release note for this issue. Dag and Knut, you may want to sanity
check this note since you are familiar with the patch. Thanks.

> Revert to FileDescriptor#sync from FileChannel#force to improve interrupt resilience
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4963
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4963
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Store
>            Reporter: Dag H. Wanvik
>            Assignee: Dag H. Wanvik
>             Fix For: 10.8.0.0
>
>         Attachments: derby-4963-1.diff, derby-4963-1.stat, derby-4963-2.diff, derby-4963-2.stat,
releaseNote.html
>
>
> FileChannel.force is interruptable, and we really don't want to be interrupted when we
flush the log file.  Happily, on most platforms, we use the "rws"/"rwd" file open mask which
makes the writes thjemselves synchronized, so no subsequent explicit file level sync is needed
anyway.
> DirFile4#getRandowmAccessFile should use plain DirRandomAccessFile instead of the current
DirRandomAccessFile4. This will make StorageRandomAccessFile#sync map to FileDescriptor#sync
instead of FileChannel#force (also for NIO supporting platforms). 
> Since FileDescriptor#sync does not allow synching file data only (it also synchronizes
metadata), those platforms which do not support write synchronization will experience a performance
drop, but this is the price we have to pay to survive interrupts without shutting down the
database on those platforms. 
> Users which experience this as a problem, should update to a newer JVM which does support
"rws"/"rwd" in the mode argument to java.io.RandomAccessFile (http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/io/RandomAccessFile.html#RandomAccessFile(java.io.File,%20java.lang.String).
> Cf. also discussion on https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4741?focusedCommentId=12977862&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#action_12977862
.

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