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Developer's Report: Firebird Core Development
January - May 2016
January
trunk
  • New feature CORE-1538 :  Add an option to isc_database_info to return the number of free pages in a database
  • Improvement CORE-5063 : Make "show database" command to show numbers of used and free pages in database
  • Improvement CORE-2493 : Append the IP address of the remote host to error messages in firebird.log for TCP connections
  • Fixed bug CORE-5075 : Triger on DISCONNECT with dynamic SQL (ES 'insert into ...'): 1) does not work in 3.0
  • Fixed bug CORE-5078 : "Invalid BLOB ID" error
  • Update VC10 and VC12 builds
  • Reworked some parts of newly introduced 64-bit transaction IDs:
  • Remove LCK_idx_reserve introduced with 64-bit transaction ID.
  • Restore original logic in BTR_next_index (wait for tx lock when index build is in progress).
  • Use irt_repeat::irt_root to store high 32 bit of tra_num.
  • It also fixed deadlock related with LCK_idx_reserve lock (reported privately).
B2_5_Release
  • Fixed bug CORE-5068 : gbak with invalid parameter crashes FB
  • Fixed bug CORE-5078 : "Invalid BLOB ID" error
February
trunk
  • Fixed bug CORE-5087 : Database shutdown can cause server crash if multiple attachments run EXECUTE STATEMENT
  • Frontport code from v2.5. It should fix CORE-5102 : FB3.0 RC1 Fbclient.dll function calls modify FPU control word
  • Fixed bug CORE-5101 : Backup restore is slow in FB3 when the database contains many small tables with indices
  • Fixed bug CORE-5104 : External data source selects became slow. Thanks to Alex
  • Simplest fix for bug CORE-5110 : False PK\FK violation could be reported when attachment used isc_dpb_no_garbage_collect flag
  • Forward ported for CORE-5067 : Blocking new connections as a consequence of the too long sweep security2.fdb
  • Fixed known issues with MERGE and stable cursor (see CORE-3362). Thanks to Dmitry for idea
B2_5_Release
  • Fixed bug CORE-5067 : Blocking new connections as a consequence of the too long sweep security2.fdb
  • Backport fix bug CORE-5087 : Database shutdown can cause server crash if multiple attachments run EXECUTE STATEMENT
  • Simplest fix for bug CORE-5110 : False PK\FK violation could be reported when attachment used isc_dpb_no_garbage_collect flag
  • Fixed bug CORE-5117 : Firebird embedded could crash on unload if was used as pure client only
March
trunk
  • Fixed bug CORE-5140 : Wrong error message when user tries to set number of page buffers into not supported value
  • Fixed "bug" CORE-5139 : mistake in comment "can't ise MutexLockGuard here"
  • MSVC14 build
  • Fixed part of the issues at CORE-5099 and CORE-5120
  • Fixed bug CORE-5161 : Unique index could be created on non-unique data
  • Applied initial patch from red-soft for contiguous incremental backup ("Physical replication using NBACKUP")
  • Full name for INPLACE option
  • System index for RDB$BACKUP_HISTORY (RDB$GUID)
  • Let nbackup skip another tags on header page and limit search by page boundaries
  • Fixed examples build issue (VC10-14).
B3_0_Release
  • Backport fix for bug CORE-5140 : Wrong error message when user tries to set number of page buffers to an unsupported value
  • MSVC14 build
  • Fixed part of the issues at CORE-5099 and CORE-5120
  • Fixed bug CORE-5161 : Unique index could be created on non-unique data
  • Fixed examples build issue (VC10-14).
B2_5_Release
  • Fixed bug CORE-4645 : internal Firebird consistency check (cannot find tip page (165), file: tra.cpp line: 2375)
  • Backport fix for bug CORE-5161 : Unique index could be created on non-unique data
B2_1_Release
  • Backport fix for bug CORE-5161 : Unique index could be created on non-unique data
April
master
  • Forward ported fix for bug CORE-4645 : internal Firebird consistency check (cannot find tip page (165), file: tra.cpp line: 2375)
  • Review and apply patch by Marius: Add VC14 Solution files for icu. Fixed warning and use links to correct projects
  • Fixed bug CORE-5120 :  Firebird 3.0 + fbclient 3.0 - POST_EVENT won't work
B3_0_Release
  • Forward ported fix for bug CORE-4645 : internal Firebird consistency check (cannot find tip page (165), file: tra.cpp line: 2375)
  • Fixed bug CORE-5120 :  Firebird 3.0 + fbclient 3.0 - POST_EVENT won't work
May
master
  • Place expression index support routines where it should be.
  • Add protection from changes while expression index is built.
  • Remove PCMET module.
  • Refactor relation protection routines into a class.
  • Fixed bug CORE-5234 :  Access violation on UDF crashes server
B3_0_Release
  • Place expression index support routines where it should be.
  • Add protection from changes while expression index is built.
  • Remove PCMET module.
  • Refactor relation protection routines into a class.
  • Fixed bug CORE-5234 :  Access violation on UDF crashes server
B2_5_Release
  • Forward ported fix for bug CORE-1746 : Expression index can be created while doing inserts into table
  • Fixed bug CORE-5240 : Restore database with large page buffer - connection lost to database
Other:
  • A patch by Nickolay Samofatov re. statement level read-consistency and intermediate garbage collection is under active investigation: it is applied to the current codebase (see fork by RedSoft at GitHub https://github.com/redsoftbiz/firebird/commits/read_consistency), few errors is found and fixed, More work to be done.
  • Some performance regressions in v3 are under investigation, work in progress
Vladyslav Khorsun
Dnetpropetrovsk, Ukraine
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