Opening a Table MySQL

Before any read or write operations are performed on a table, the MySQL server will call the handler::open() method to open the table data and index files (if they exist).

The first parameter is the name of the table to be opened. The second parameter determines what file to open or what operation to take. The values are defined in handler.h and are copied here for your convenience:

O_RDONLY - Open read only
O_RDWR - Open read/write

The final option dictates whether the handler should check for a lock on the table before opening it. The following options are available:

Opening a Table

Typically your storage engine will need to implement some form of shared access control to prevent file corruption is a multi-threaded environment. For an example of how to implement file locking, see the get_share() and free_share() methods of sql/examples/

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