[Monetdb-developers] removing a BAT from C for real

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Tue May 5 17:17:46 CEST 2009

nvm, a bit of Guus Meeuwis and rain made me solve the issue, it seems.

On 05-05-2009 16:24:06 +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> Can someone tell me how to remove a BAT in MonetDB from C code for good
> and for REAL?
> I'll probably miss something trivial, as I tried about 20 combinations
> of how to get rid of a previously persistent BAT, but everytime I
> restart my server it comes back again like a BIOS virus.
> Place in the source:
> monetdb5/src/mal/mal_authorize.mx, I want to remove an old
> M5system_auth_* BAT after I created a new one with converted data in the
> initTables function.
> My latest incarnation looks like this (copied and pasted from destroyImmediate):
>         BBPlogical(b->batCacheid, buf);
>         BBPreleaseref(b->batCacheid);
>         BBPfix(bid);
>         if (BBPindex(buf) == bid) {
>             BAT *t = (BAT*)BBPgetdesc(ABS(bid));
>             BATmode(t, TRANSIENT);
>         }
>         BBPunfix(bid);
> said BAT looks gone in the session, but returns next time the server
> starts.  Can I (sub)commit the removed BAT?
> Any hint on this strong persistence would be nice.
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