8.4.3 The DBACC Block

Also referred to as the ACC block, this is the access control and lock management module. It is also responsible for storing primary key and unique key hash indexes are stored. This block is found in storage/ndb/src/kernel/blocks/dbacc, which contains the following files:

The ACC block handles database index structures, which are stored in 8K pages. Database locks are also handled in the ACC block.

When a new tuple is inserted, the TUP block stores the tuple in a suitable space and returns an index (a reference to the address of the tuple in memory). ACC stores both the primary key and this tuple index of the tuple in a hash table.

Like the TUP block, the ACC block implements part of the checkpoint protocol. It also performs undo logging. It is implemented by the Dbacc class, which is defined in storage/ndb/src/kernel/blocks/dbacc/DbaccMain.hpp.

See also Section 8.4.10, “The DBTUP Block”.