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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DERBY-6542) Improve the concurrency of identity columns by using SYS.SYSSEQUENCES
Date Thu, 22 May 2014 19:01:03 GMT

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Rick Hillegas updated DERBY-6542:

    Attachment: releaseNote.html

Attaching the first rev of a release note for this bug fix.

> Improve the concurrency of identity columns by using SYS.SYSSEQUENCES
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-6542
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6542
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-6542-01-ab-catalog.diff, derby-6542-02-ab-useNewSequenceGenerator.diff,
derby-6542-02-ac-useNewSequenceGenerator.diff, derby-6542-02-af-useNewSequenceGenerator.diff,
derby-6542-03-aa-lockTimeoutForIdentityContention.diff, releaseNote.html
> This is another attempt to improve the concurrency of identity columns. The previous
attempt was tracked by DERBY-4437.
> This new attempt will try out Mike's last suggestion: use system-created sequences managed
by SYS.SYSSEQUENCES. This should reduce the contention on the core catalogs.
> I'm hopeful about this approach because of the experiments tracked by DERBY-6533. There
we are not seeing any problems related to sequence generators but we are seeing lots of identity-related
lock timeouts.
> Here is the general shape of this approach:
> 1) When adding an identity column to a table, Derby will create a sequence generator
for the column. The sequence generator will live in the SYS schema and its name will be the
table's UUID.
> 2) DROP SEQUENCE will not operate on system-created sequences. System-created sequences
will be dropped/modified by DROP/ALTER TABLE commands.
> 3) We will add a new system function for inspecting the current, in-memory value of an
identity generator without getting a lock on SYS.SYSSEQUENCES: SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_PEEK_AT_IDENTITY(
tableSchemaName, tableName ).
> 4) Derby will create a sequence for every legacy identity column after hard-upgrade.
> 5) These changes will take place only after hard-upgrade. Soft-upgrade will not change
the behavior of identity columns.
> Comments on this proposal are welcome. Thanks.

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