On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:46, Martijn Pieters <m...@zopatista.com> wrote: > In testing I ran into some limitations of cx_Oracle; it uses the older > (pre 10.1) OCI APIs that only allow offsets and sizes of up to 4GB > (e.g. using 32-bit unsigned integers). Moreover, it's naive use of > signed integers instead of unsigned ones means that on 32-bit > platforms the largest *LOB write and read offsets it can handle is 2GB > - 1 byte (sys.maxint). I've seen that the author is already aware that > there is a newer API that upgrades the offset and size types to 64-bit > unsigned integers, and I've asked him what the status is of cx_Oracle > supporting that.
This morning it hit me that if we support multi-chunk ZODB blobs anyway, we may as well store ZODB blobs over the maximum size supported by cx_Oracle as mulitple chunks anyway! I've updated the oracle blob upload handler to now chunk blob uploads if the ZODB blob size would exceed the maximum size cx_Oracle can deal with. > Next I'll look into adding PostgreSQL support too; it has a nicer API > still in that it let's you specify files directly to upload from or > download to. Unfortunately, the blob_chunk schema in PostgreSQL is using the `bytea` type to store ZODB blobs. Was there any particular reason you choose this for blob storage and not the `oid` type? All the benchmarks I have seen (like , ) bytea handling is much, much slower than oid LOB handling. Moreover, oid's do not have the overhead of the base64 encode/decode steps. The only drawback to using oid's that I can see is that you have to explicitely clean them up; just deleting rows from a table with an oid column does not remove the actual data, so you have to either access these in psycopg and call `.unlink()` on them or use a stored proc on the postgreSQL side to do this for you. Not that big a deal really, as this only has to happen at packing time. How big a userbase is there for 1.5.0b2 on PostgreSQL? I know schema changes are painful, but in this case we'd only have people on the bleeding edge using a beta version to switch. I think we can come up with a little script that would move these people over to a blob_chunk table with oid columns. In any case, I'll work on a version that, like the Oracle blob story, stores ZODB blobs in chunks up to 2GB in PostgreSQL oid blobs instead. To be clear: I do not intend to touch the OBJECT_STATE table, that table can continue to use bytea as far as I am concerned. -- Martijn Pieters  http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jdbc/2002-04/msg00100.php  http://www.zephid.dk/2008/08/09/oid-vs-bytea-in-postgresql/ _______________________________________________ For more information about ZODB, see the ZODB Wiki: http://www.zope.org/Wikis/ZODB/ ZODB-Dev mailing list - ZODB-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zodb-dev