This is a hasty blog post to get SLOB 2.2 out to those who are interested.
In addition to doing away with the cumbersome “seed” table and procedure.sql, this kit introduces 5 new slob.conf parameters. By default these parameters are disabled.
This SLOB distribution does not require re-executing setup.sh. One can simply adopt the kit and use it to test existing SLOB databases. The following explains the new slob.conf parameters:
When set to TRUE, modify SQL will no longer affect random rows spanning each session’s schema. Instead, each session will only modify HOTSPOT_PCT percent of their data.
This parameter controls how much of each session’s schema gets modified when UPDATE_PCT is non-zero. The default will limit the scope of each session’s data modifications to a maximum of 10% of their data.