RocksDB v5.6.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2017-06-06 // almost 5 years ago
  • Public API Change

    • Scheduling flushes and compactions in the same thread pool is no longer supported by setting max_background_flushes=0. Instead, users can achieve this by configuring their high-pri thread pool to have zero threads.
    • Replace Options::max_background_flushes, Options::max_background_compactions, and Options::base_background_compactions all with Options::max_background_jobs, which automatically decides how many threads to allocate towards flush/compaction.
    • options.delayed_write_rate by default take the value of options.rate_limiter rate.
    • Replace global variable IOStatsContext iostats_context with IOStatsContext* get_iostats_context(); replace global variable PerfContext perf_context with PerfContext* get_perf_context().

    ๐Ÿ†• New Features

    • ๐Ÿ”„ Change ticker/histogram statistics implementations to use core-local storage. This improves aggregation speed compared to our previous thread-local approach, particularly for applications with many threads.
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Users can pass a cache object to write buffer manager, so that they can cap memory usage for memtable and block cache using one single limit.
    • Flush will be triggered when 7/8 of the limit introduced by write_buffer_manager or db_write_buffer_size is triggered, so that the hard threshold is hard to hit.
    • Introduce WriteOptions.low_pri. If it is true, low priority writes will be throttled if the compaction is behind.
    • ๐Ÿ‘ DB::IngestExternalFile() now supports ingesting files into a database containing range deletions.

    ๐Ÿ› Bug Fixes

    • Shouldn't ignore return value of fsync() in flush.