Maxrows

This filter was introduced in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1.

Overview

The Maxrows filter is capable of restricting the amount of rows that a SELECT, a prepared statement or stored procedure could return to the client application.

If a resultset from a backend server has more rows than the configured limit or the resultset size exceeds the configured size, an empty result will be sent to the client.

Configuration

The Maxrows filter is easy to configure and to add to any existing service.

[MaxRows]
type=filter
module=maxrows

[MaxRows Routing Service]
type=service
...
filters=MaxRows

Filter Parameters

The Maxrows filter has no mandatory parameters. Optional parameters are:

max_resultset_rows

Specifies the maximum number of rows a resultset can have in order to be returned to the user.

If a resultset is larger than this an empty result will be sent instead.

max_resultset_rows=1000

Zero or a negative value is interpreted as no limitation.

The default value is -1.

max_resultset_size

Specifies the maximum size a resultset can have in order to be sent to the client. A resultset larger than this, will not be sent: an empty resultset will be sent instead. The size can be specified as described here.

max_resultset_size=128Ki

The default value is 64Ki

max_resultset_return

Specifies what the filter sends to the client when the rows or size limit is hit, possible values:

  • an empty result set
  • an error packet with input SQL
  • an OK packet
max_resultset_size=empty|error|ok

The default result type is 'empty'

Example output with ERR packet:

MariaDB [(test)]> select * from test.t4;
ERROR 1415 (0A000): Row limit/size exceeded for query: select * from test.t4

debug

An integer value, using which the level of debug logging made by the Maxrows filter can be controlled. The value is actually a bitfield with different bits denoting different logging.

  • 0 (0b00000) No logging is made.
  • 1 (0b00001) A decision to handle data form server is logged.
  • 2 (0b00010) Reached max_resultset_rows or max_resultset_size is logged.

Default is 0. To log everything, give debug a value of 3.

debug=2

Example Configuration

Here is an example of filter configuration where the maximum number of returned rows is 10000 and maximum allowed resultset size is 256KB

[MaxRows]
type=filter
module=maxrows
max_resultset_rows=10000
max_resultset_size=256000

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