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Re: InnoDB blob for primary key
Hi Actually I was thinking about how to implement
blob as a foreign key.Foreign has to be unique which
we can already implement. To make it foreign key
we can either store unique hash or the whole blob
But I am not sure much people
want to copy so long blob data in reference table.
Second option would be use blob hash as a reference key.
But user can not directly us hash as a reference key
because that is hidden.
What I was thinking of a clear to programmer way of
using blob hash. Suppose user can directly create
blob hash column ,use that column as a primary key or
create table t1(abc blob , blob hash(abc))//this will just create blob hash
create table t1(abc blob,unique(blob hash(abc))) // this will create unique
blob hash column
and similar for primary key and foreign key
user can enter hash value if they have some good algorithm
or if they do not give any value we will automatically
create and store hash. What do you think? sir.
On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Sachin Setia <sachinsetia1001@xxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Sergei!
> As I already told you i was building prototype.It is some what completed
> apart from one thing comparing of two field values. the difficulty is how
> to get data length of field from table->record. I will try to solve it.
> One more thing actually i got how mysql hide field. For example condsider
> fields hash,data,data. mysql field pointer point at second field not at
> field and hash field ptr is stored in table->hash_field
> can we do something similar to store hash fields(if we make array of
> hashes in
> case of more than one unique).But will adding member variable cause
> what do you think?
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Sachin Setia <sachinsetia1001@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi Sergei!
> > Actually I was going through the mysql source code for unique long
> > in file sql_tmp_table.cc in function create_tmp_table they make a new
> > and a new key(hash_key) and pass this table obejct to storage
> > engine.They actually
> > refer this field as a hash field
> > On the time of insert they call bool check_unique_constraint(TABLE
> > *table) function
> > which first calculate the hash and store it in field then they see for
> > hash and retrive ha_index_next_same if records are not same then record
> > We can do the same thing in mariadb by adding one more field and key in
> > mysql_prepare_create_table in this we check for blob with unlimited
> > length or varchar for length
> > greater then internal storage engine by doing this in
> > mysql_prepare_create_table there
> > will be no issues of frm file inconsistance.
> > In case of insert first we will fill the hash field in fill_record
> > function of sql_base.cc
> > by first calculating the hash. Then we will retrive the index map
> > using ha_index_read_map
> > if returened value is zero then we will comapare two records and if
> > they match then we will through error
> > I am not sure where to place this code either in fill_record or later
> > Or i can simple just
> > fill hash in field in fill_record and then check for duplicates later on.
> > Current I am not sure how to hide columns from user.Sir, can you
> > suggest me where to look
> > But there is one problem we can make unique key by this approch but
> > not primary key because primary key
> > is clustered and hashes can collide so i think we can't use hash field
> > as primary key. To overcome this problem
> > I have one idea instead of storing just hash we can make hash field
> > length 10 bytes and in last two bytes
> > we can store short int which tells how much time hash is repeated this
> > can make hash unique
> > in case of collusion. And also we are not doing more computation
> > because we already retrive
> > all records with same hashes.
> > What do you think of this idea?.
> > And there is one more problem how to make it foreign key.
> > Will send you a prototype code tomorrow.
> > Regards
> > sachin
> > On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 12:23 AM, Sergei Golubchik <serg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Hi, Sachin!
> >> On Apr 13, Sachin Setia wrote:
> >>> Hello Sergei
> >>> Sorry I did not see your mail. Actually i was thinking something like
> >>> this before implementing the prototype but if i am more closer to
> >>> innodb the more performance i will i get. I will definitively think
> >>> about it.
> >> Great!
> >> Could you please tell me (mailing list, that is) what you think before
> >> next Monday (before April 18h, that is)?
> >> Regards,
> >> Sergei
> >> Chief Architect MariaDB
> >> and security@xxxxxxxxxxx