[erlang-questions] how: Purging old records from Mnesia table
Thu Mar 6 15:01:39 CET 2008
On 3/6/08, Bengt Kleberg <bengt.kleberg@REDACTED> wrote:
> While only a small part of the total answer I would recommend that you
> could look into the module timer. It has apply_after/4 and it does not
> have the unsigned int problem.
> On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 12:38 +0100, Gleb Peregud wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I would like to implement some algorithm of purging old data from
> > mnesia table. Expiration date is written inside each record (could be
> > 0 for permanent data).
> > I have few ideas how to implement it:
> > 0) Every few seconds iterate over whole table and purge old records.
> > It is implemented in this way now and it eats about 35% of CPU on
> > every purge cycle for about 10 000 entries.
> > Will index on expiration field speed up selecting? Is it better to use
> > qlc? Will it speed give speed up if i use mnesia:index_match_object()
> > ?
> > 1) Use erlang:send_after() to send messages to purge individual
> > records (with special care to timeouts greater then max value of
> > unsigned int). Will Erlang runtime handle efficiently potentially up
> > to few millions of timers?
> > 2) Use some sort of queue to manage sorted list of records to be
> > purged. Make special process which will receive information about new
> > records, insert into this queue and sleep until first record is to be
> > purged. Probably gb_trees will handle it. Are there better ADS for
> > this task?
> > I'll be greateful for any advices and responses :)
> > Best Regards,
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> > Gleb Peregud
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After checking source of timer module i can see it is implemented
using ordered_set ets table. This table is used as a queue and
gen_server module is pulling data at necessary moments (it is the same
as my idea in point 3). It seems to be a good choice :)
Hence it is enough to use timer:send_after()
Every minute is to be grasped.
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