Verifying Database Capabilities
Sometimes certain bits of code may only work on a certain database version. While we try to avoid such code as much as possible sometimes it is necessary to add database (version) specific behaviour.
To facilitate this we have the following methods that you can use:
trueif PostgreSQL is being used. You can normally just assume this is the case.
Gitlab::Database.version: returns the PostgreSQL version number as a string in the format
This allows you to write code such as:
if Gitlab::Database.postgresql? if Gitlab::Database.version.to_f >= 9.6 run_really_fast_query else run_fast_query end else run_query end
The database can be used in read-only mode. In this case we have to
make sure all GET requests don't attempt any write operations to the
database. If one of those requests wants to write to the database, it needs
to be wrapped in a
guard, to make sure it doesn't for read-only databases.
We have a Rails Middleware that filters any potentially writing
operations (the CUD operations of CRUD) and prevent the user from trying
to update the database and getting a 500 error (see