Building MyRocks in MariaDB

This page describes how to get MyRocks in MariaDB when compiling MariaDB from source.

(See https://github.com/facebook/mysql-5.6/wiki/Build-Steps for instructions how to build the upstream)

Build process and requirements

MariaDB compile process will compile MyRocks into ha_rocksdb.so by default if the platform supports it (That is, no WITH_ROCKSDB switch is necessary).

Platform requirements:

  • A 64-bit platform (due to some 32 bit compilers having difficulties with RocksDB)
  • git installed (or git submodules fetched somehow)
  • A sufficiently recent compiler:
    • gcc >= 4.8, or
    • clang >= 3.3, or
    • MS Visual Studio 2015 or newer

Building on Ubuntu 16.04

The steps were checked on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Xenial.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install g++ cmake libbz2-dev libaio-dev bison zlib1g-dev libsnappy-dev 
sudo apt-get -y install libgflags-dev libreadline6-dev libncurses5-dev libssl-dev liblz4-dev gdb git
git clone https://github.com/MariaDB/server.git mariadb-10.2
cd mariadb-10.2
git checkout bb-10.2-mariarocks
git submodule init
git submodule update
cmake .
make -j10

This should produce storage/rocksdb/ha_rocksdb.so which is MyRocks storage engine in the loadable form.

Starting MyRocks

MyRocks does not require any special way to initialize the data directory. Minimal my.cnf flle:

cat > ~/my1.cnf <<EOF
[mysqld]

datadir=../mysql-test/var/install.db
plugin-dir=../storage/rocksdb
language=./share/english
socket=/tmp/mysql.sock
port=3307

plugin-load=ha_rocksdb
default-storage-engine=rocksdb
EOF

Run the server like this

(cd mysql-test; ./mtr alias)
cp -r mysql-test/var/install.db ~/data1
cd ../sql
./mysqld --defaults-file=~/my1.cnf

Compression libraries. Supported compression libraries are listed in @@rocksdb_supported_compression_types. Compiling like the above, I get:

Snappy,Zlib,LZ4,LZ4HC

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