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  1. WiredTiger
  2. WT-9339

Inserts can be committed despite going over the cache size limit

    • Storage Engines
    • StorEng - Refinement Pipeline

      It seems the cache size is not considered when trying to insert data bigger than its value. We have already encountered issues where we would go beyond the cache size limit with the cpp suite and it resurfaced again while implementing WT-9094. I am attaching a python repro and the T2 stats it generates.


      • Does this affect any team outside of WT?
        It could.
      • How likely is it that this use case or problem will occur?
        Every time unless I am not using WT correctly
      • If the problem does occur, what are the consequences and how severe are they?
        WT could use more memory than expected
      • Is this issue urgent?
        Not sure

      Acceptance Criteria (Definition of Done)
      Understand if this behavior is correct and if not, fix it.

        1. reproducer.rtf
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        3. wt9339-stats.png
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            backlog-server-storage-engines [DO NOT USE] Backlog - Storage Engines Team
            etienne.petrel@mongodb.com Etienne Petrel
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