Document Oracle-specific database settings, esp. for tests.
|Reported by:||aaugustin||Owned by:||nobody|
|Cc:||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Description (last modified by aaugustin)
EDIT: a few days after reporting this ticket, I changed my recommendation. See comments 2 and 3 below. I'm updating the title to reflect this.
Original title: Don't hardcode the location of Oracle's datafiles for the test tablespaces
Use case: I want to move Oracle's datafiles to a RAM disk (tmpfs) to speed up the execution of Django's test suite.
Problem: django.db.backends.oracle.creation currently uses this SQL: CREATE TABLESPACE %(tblspace)s DATAFILE '%(tblspace)s.dbf' ...
It's allright to provide a datafile name, because we can't assume all users of Django are using Oracle-managed files. However, since we provide a relative path, the file will always be created in Oracle's dbs directory. The DB_CREATE_FILE_DEST parameter is ignored when a datafile name is provided.
See http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b28286/clauses004.htm#i1030551 (if you speak Oraclese).
Proposed solution: add an optional setting to control the location of the datafile during the tests. If the setting is not provided, default to TEST_TBLSPACE + '.dbf' for backwards compatibility.
Change History (10)
comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by aaugustin
- Description modified (diff)
- Summary changed from Don't hardcode the location of Oracle's datafiles for the test tablespaces to Document Oracle-specific database settings, esp. for tests.
comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by ramiro
- Component changed from Testing framework to Documentation
- Triage Stage changed from Accepted to Ready for checkin