METADATA_LOCK_INFO Plugin

MariaDB starting with 10.0.7

The METADATA_LOCK_INFO plugin was first released in MariaDB 10.0.7.

The METADATA_LOCK_INFO plugin creates the METADATA_LOCK_INFO table in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database. This table shows active metadata locks. The table will be empty if there are no active metadata locks.

Installing the Plugin

Although the plugin's shared library is distributed with MariaDB by default, the plugin is not actually installed by MariaDB by default. There are two methods that can be used to install the plugin with MariaDB.

The first method can be used to install the plugin without restarting the server. You can install the plugin dynamically by executing INSTALL SONAME or INSTALL PLUGIN. For example:

INSTALL SONAME 'metadata_lock_info';

The second method can be used to tell the server to load the plugin when it starts up. The plugin can be installed this way by providing the --plugin-load or the --plugin-load-add options. This can be specified as a command-line argument to mysqld or it can be specified in a relevant server option group in an option file. For example:

[mariadb]
...
plugin_load_add = metadata_lock_info

Uninstalling the Plugin

You can uninstall the plugin dynamically by executing UNINSTALL SONAME or UNINSTALL PLUGIN. For example:

UNINSTALL SONAME 'metadata_lock_info';

If you installed the plugin by providing the --plugin-load or the --plugin-load-add options in a relevant server option group in an option file, then those options should be removed to prevent the plugin from being loaded the next time the server is restarted.

Examples

Viewing all Metadata Locks

SELECT * FROM information_schema.metadata_lock_info;  
+-----------+--------------------------+---------------+----------------------+-----------------+-------------+
| THREAD_ID | LOCK_MODE                | LOCK_DURATION | LOCK_TYPE            | TABLE_SCHEMA    | TABLE_NAME  |  
+-----------+--------------------------+---------------+----------------------+-----------------+-------------+
|        31 | MDL_INTENTION_EXCLUSIVE  | MDL_EXPLICIT  | Global read lock     |                 |             |  
|        31 | MDL_INTENTION_EXCLUSIVE  | MDL_EXPLICIT  | Commit lock          |                 |             |
|        31 | MDL_INTENTION_EXCLUSIVE  | MDL_EXPLICIT  | Schema metadata lock | dbname          |             |
|        31 | MDL_SHARED_NO_READ_WRITE | MDL_EXPLICIT  | Table metadata lock  | dbname          | exotics     |
+-----------+--------------------------+---------------+----------------------+-----------------+-------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Matching Metadata Locks with Threads and Queries

SELECT 
CONCAT('Thread ',P.ID,' executing "',P.INFO,'" IS LOCKED BY Thread ',
M.THREAD_ID) WhoLocksWho 
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PROCESSLIST P,
INFORMATION_SCHEMA.METADATA_LOCK_INFO M 
WHERE LOCATE(lcase(LOCK_TYPE), lcase(STATE))>0;
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| WhoLocksWho                                                                       |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Thread 3 executing "INSERT INTO foo ( b ) VALUES ( 'FOO' )" IS LOCKED BY Thread 2 |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

SHOW PROCESSLIST;
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+------------------------------+----------------------------------------+----------+
| Id | User | Host      | db   | Command | Time | State                        | Info                                   | Progress |
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+------------------------------+----------------------------------------+----------+
|  2 | root | localhost | test | Sleep   |  123 |                              | NULL                                   |    0.000 |
|  3 | root | localhost | test | Query   |  103 | Waiting for global read lock | INSERT INTO foo ( b ) VALUES ( 'FOO' ) |    0.000 |
|  4 | root | localhost | test | Query   |    0 | init                         | SHOW PROCESSLIST                       |    0.000 |
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+------------------------------+----------------------------------------+----------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Versions

VersionStatusIntroduced
0.1StableMariaDB 10.1.13
0.1BetaMariaDB 10.0.10
0.1AlphaMariaDB 10.0.7

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