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RE: back-bdb future

At 10:06 AM 3/16/2003, Howard Chu wrote:
>Do we still have read deadlock problems?

Yes.  Jong hit one yesterday when testing on an 8-way.

>I haven't seen any. I believe read
>transactions can only hurt things, because locks are held for the life of the
>transaction. Reads outside of transactions release their locks right away,
>which assures that their locks cause the least possible interference. 

The key, I think, is to use N+2 transactions.  1 for finding the
baseObject, 1 for determining the candidate set,  1 for each candidate.
That way, each lock is not held for an excessive period of time.