Genezzo::Tablespace - a class that defines a tablespace, the relationship between a collection of files on disk and a set of tables in the dictionary.
A Tablespace is a storage unit for a table or many tables, and a table only exists in a single tablespace. Each tablespace is composed of one or more datafiles, and each datafile is only associated with a single tablespace.
The tablespace object (tso) is used to co-ordinate several major file/storage subsystems. For example, each datafile has local state information (free space, used extents) controlled by space management (SpaceMan::SMFile), but the overall information about a table and its datafiles is stored in the dictionary tables. Finally, the buffer cache is used to mediate access to the actual disk files, dealing with issues like locking, concurrency, and caching. When a table is updated, it uses the buffer cache to write to a datafile. If the current datafile is full, the table will use the tso to find the next available file, and the tso will update the dictionary to note that the file is in use. The tso also propogates storage management preferences stored in the dictionary to the file space management, controlling extent size growth.
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