Recurse Center Day 6: B Tree Root
This is a draft post that I have prematurely published. Currently, I am attending RC and I want to write as much as possible, log my daily learnings and activities. But, I also don't want to spend time on grammar and prose, so I am publishing all the posts which usually I'd have kept in my draft folder.
I feel I have spent plenty of time with B Tree internals and now I can start coding. Here is my plan:
- Implement an in-memory B Tree. This will help me learn the B Tree insertion, split, and merge algorithms better. (Also, this will be single threaded. Adding in-memory locks is easy, I see no point in doing them)
- Add linked lists at the leaf nodes
- Port it to disk
- Implement the WAL
- Explore latch crabbing and support concurrency
Here are some of the documents which helped me learn about B Tree better:
B Tree Root
B Tree root is a special case. At first, it starts as a leaf node. Once filled, it will split and a new root gets added.
B Tree grows, like a real tree, from bottom to top. Not top to bottom ;)
I use a fork of journal theme. The theme is minimal and did not support tags. So, I added them now.
Adding tags was fairly simple. For tags and categories, Hugo already generates content by default. All you need to do is add a template that says how to render the tags page.