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Prior to this change, the "wal_dir"  DBOption would always be set (defaults to dbname) when the DBOptions were sanitized.  Because of this setitng in the options file, it was not possible to rename/relocate a database directory after it had been created and use the existing options file.

After this change, the "wal_dir" option is only set under specific circumstances.  Methods were added to the ImmutableDBOptions class to see if it is set and if it is set to something other than the dbname.  Additionally, a method was added to retrieve the effective value of the WAL dir (either the option or the dbname/path).

Tests were added to the core and ldb to test that a database could be created and renamed without issue.  Additional tests for various permutations of wal_dir were also added.

Pull Request resolved: #8582

Reviewed By: pdillinger, autopear

Differential Revision: D29881122

Pulled By: mrambacher

fbshipit-source-id: 67d3d033dc8813d59917b0a3fba2550c0efd6dfb


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RocksDB: A Persistent Key-Value Store for Flash and RAM Storage

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RocksDB is developed and maintained by Facebook Database Engineering Team. It is built on earlier work on LevelDB by Sanjay Ghemawat ( and Jeff Dean (

This code is a library that forms the core building block for a fast key-value server, especially suited for storing data on flash drives. It has a Log-Structured-Merge-Database (LSM) design with flexible tradeoffs between Write-Amplification-Factor (WAF), Read-Amplification-Factor (RAF) and Space-Amplification-Factor (SAF). It has multi-threaded compactions, making it especially suitable for storing multiple terabytes of data in a single database.

Start with example usage here:

See the github wiki for more explanation.

The public interface is in include/. Callers should not include or rely on the details of any other header files in this package. Those internal APIs may be changed without warning.

Design discussions are conducted in and


RocksDB is dual-licensed under both the GPLv2 (found in the COPYING file in the root directory) and Apache 2.0 License (found in the LICENSE.Apache file in the root directory). You may select, at your option, one of the above-listed licenses.