A mechanism for managing concurrent access to shared data or resources by granting temporarily exclusive access to the processes requesting the lock.

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Writing a large update/delete script that doesn't provoke locks

While running a T-SQL script that is performing massive amounts of deletes, I had the unpleasant experience of causing some sort of lock contention that prevented inserts of data in some tables for ...
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Sybase ASE lock table to disallow users insert values

I need to disallow users to insert values in some table, for example for a 5 mins. Seems I should use at isolation clause but can't figure out how to use it. Thanks
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InnoDB & Isolation Levels - Aren't repeatable reads a bad thing?

I was reading about InnoDB's isolation levels and it makes sense for the most part, but what I don't get is why are unrepeatable reads a bad thing? Shouldn't it be the other way around? For examples: ...
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Is this update, select combination query thread safe?

I have a table called seats, which has a schema like this id,taken For each user, I take a random untaken id and assign to that user, here for simplicity say, I make taken =1. The query I am ...
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How many rows will be locked by SELECT … ORDER BY xxx LIMIT 1 FOR UPDATE?

As was asked on stackoverflow but then for MySQL, I was wondering how this works in PostgreSQL. How many rows get locked when I do a "FOR UPDATE" in combination with a "LIMIT", a "ORDER BY" and some "...
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Handling this multi-threading scenario in the database?

I am working on sample bus ticket booking application,in I am facing these two multi-threading scenarios. Scenario 1 1: Let's say there are two users, they both pick a particular seat and submit form....
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MySQL - Transactions and causality

I'm new to MySQL's LOCK and TRANSACTION and have a question about different isolation levels of a transaction: Given two transactions executing the same code (auto-commit is false): (1) get data of ...
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Do MongoDB's “read uncommit” and “write lock” conflict with each other?

I was reading the MongoDB documentation, where it says about read uncommit: MongoDB allows clients to read documents inserted or modified before it commits these modifications to disk, regardless of ...
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How mysql (innodb) handles auto increment column

I am working on a OLTP environment with multiple parallel write operation. I found this in documentation about auto increment locking but still i am interested to know much about it in details. Can ...
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What does it mean when I see a lock in sys.dm_tran_locks and there's no matching row in sys.dm_exec_requests?

I'm running this query select sessions.session_id from sys.dm_tran_locks locks inner join sys.dm_exec_sessions sessions on locks.request_session_id=sessions.session_id and it consistently ...
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Strategies for “checking out” records for processing

I'm not sure if there is a named pattern for this, or if there isn't because it's a terrible idea. But I need my service to operate in an active/active load balanced environment. This is the ...
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How can I obtain concurrent deletes for this table?

We have a program that is currently doing something to the effect of: SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ COMMITTED BEGIN TRANSACTION UPDATE [Source].[dbo].[SourceTable] SET [ProcessedOn] = ...
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Why would I not specify ROWLOCK to get rid of page locks?

I have a query that goes something like this: SELECT TOP (1) * FROM MyTable WITH (UPDLOCK, READPAST) ORDER BY SomeColumn ASC; This answer says that it's hard to say for sure but it will probably ...
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One of databases in MongoDB suddenly gets high lock %

I observe repeatable, sudden, short-time update queries slowdowns in MongoDB cluster for single database. That slowdowns lasts about 30 seconds and repeats few times a day. I found that lock % and ...
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Postgres advisory lock deadlocks itself?

I am executing pg_advisory_locks using the following set of statements: SELECT pg_advisory_lock(317,2); UPDATE posts SET dislikers = array_remove(dislikers, 7) WHERE id = 317; update posts set ...
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MySQL 5.6 replication causes 'waiting for table lock'

All of the sudden queries on slave server stopped with status "Waiting for table level lock" I restart mysql service and stop replications and locking does not show up anymore. Once I turn ...
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Detecting the locked table or row in SQL Server

I'm trying to understand/learn how to track down the details of a blocked session. So I created the following setup: create table foo (id integer not null primary key, some_data varchar(20)); ...
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READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT locking on Non-Clustered Index

I'm in big trouble with one database instance of SQL Server 2008 R2. I have this structure that I've created it to simulate my real problem: USE [sor] GO ALTER DATABASE [sor] SET ...
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Will increased network latency cause table locks in MS SQL Server?

If I'm making a single call to a SQL Server database over a high-latency network, will table locks occur due to that latency? Say I query table A for some records, and SQL Server has to return that ...
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What happens when you have two events scheduled to run after identical n seconds?

I am running a survey and i am getting lots of data and i need to process that data quickly from within mysql.I am using a mysql events to help me process the hundreds of rows that i have. I have ...
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Is it possible that records are changed while a read query is still executing?

Suppose a read (select) query R is reading some 100 records from a table, 50 records are read so far, could in the meanwhile a write query W change some of the unread records? We didn't take any ...
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Is there a benefit to using FOR SHARE in this PostgreSql simple select?

In the following PgSql stored function: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION get_offer_from_id( offer_id bigint) RETURNS json AS $$ DECLARE res "entity_data_result"; r "get_offer_data"; ...
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postgresql cannot drop a table when autovacuum holds lock on it

Autovacuuming process holds RowExclusiveLock and ShareUpdateExclusiveLock on the table, which I want to drop. I read that autovacuum should be canceled automatically, when submitting DROP TABLE ...
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Unresponsive MySQL database

I've setup a MySQL server on Ubuntu machine. When running a heavy query (the table has over 1M rows), the database becomes unresponsive. Upon connection it returns: Can't connect to MySQL server ...
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ORA-02049 and ORA-02063 Errors

Select For UPDATE NOWAIT is performed on a table by 20 processes in parallel The error below is returned by the 4 processes out of 20 (16 processes are successful) SQL_UPDATE_ERROR- : SQL update ...
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Oracle user locks (dbms_lock): guaranteed order of requests granted?

I was wondering if Oracle guarantees that the sequence of dbms_lock.request granted is the same as the sequence in which they were requested. In my tests it always was the case, but I couldn't find ...
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Sch-M WAIT blocks Sch-S in SQL Server 2014 but not SQL Server 2008 R2?

We recently migrated our production instances from SQL 2008 R2 to brand new SQL 2014 servers. Here is an interesting scenario that we uncovered with our usage of Service Broker. Consider a database ...
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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MySQL consistent nonlocking reads vs. INSERT … SELECT

So, from my reading of the MySQL 5.5 documentation and some experiments I did with colleagues, I understand that the following is the case: With InnoDB tables, a simple SELECT statement (one that ...
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Update on a small table times out

We use Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services 2008 R2 SP2 We have two locations. Each location has one sql server that serves about 20 client computers. Client computers are ...
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Improve performance on concurrent UPDATEs for a timestamp column in Postgres

I am using a timestamp column called updated_at for cache invalidation. More information on this particular technique here. The queries all have the same format UPDATE "managers" SET "updated_at" = '...
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Risk of disabling page locking

In another question a user asks how to force row level locking. The answer that he receives tell them how to force row level locking by altering the table and the indexes. The user that answered the ...
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What could cause waiting for table metadata lock?

I am using a MySQL 5.6 DB with MyISAM tables under FreeBSD 8.3. The main part of code is in PHP, but the problem arises, when I launch the self-written on C++ chat-server. I use the mysql.h for DB ...
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Implementing application locks within SQL Server (Distributed Locking Pattern)

In my application I have to perform a distributed locking pattern. Because we already have an instance of SQL Server to use, we decided that it would be easiest to implement the locking at SQL layer ...
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Will insert and update wait while a table is being vacuumed?

I want to vacuum a table in PostgreSQL version 9.1 which will take between 10 to 12 minutes. This needs to be done in real-time, in production use. I just want to know that if any INSERT or UPDATE ...
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Why are U locks required when using Read Committed Snapshot Isolation

I consider myself a beginner at Sql Server locking. My understanding is that when using RCSI, Sql Server doesn't need to issue S locks because it uses row versioning (in most cases). From http://...
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MySQL WRITE LOCK Not Preventing Inserts

This should be a simple task. Can someone tell me why the below code is still inserting rows? lock table wp_postmeta write; insert into wp_postmeta values (null, 1,'test','test'); I've checked my ...
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Upgrade mysql from 5.0 to 5.5 in master-master configuration leads to broken replication

We created two new mysql servers running 5.5. Our old server were 5.0. The two servers are set up with master-master replication - this was the case for the two 5.0 servers which had no issues. We ...
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Do not lock the whole table on select statement

I have a table that is constantly updated by some scripts. The scripts are adding new values and changing tuples but never deleting any tuple. I need to run some queries, that use all rows in the ...
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Is there a way to enumerate all locks that are currently being held via get_lock()?

I'm not seeing a way to list all locks currently being held by get_lock. I see you can check is_free if you know the name and release as well. I don't see an obvious function or infomration_schema ...
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Optimizing concurrent updates in Postgres

I'm running concurrent Postgres queries like this: UPDATE foo SET bar = bar + 1 WHERE baz = 1234 Each query affects the fixed K number of rows, and I can't find a way to enforce the order in which ...
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MySQL locking tables / rows on select statement

I have a web app that does an addition to a field based on a user input. So say for example User-A inputs 7, my web app would first query the contents of the field for the current number in there, ...
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MySQL replication of single DB to same server

I have a DB Server running CentOS 6.4 and MySQL 5.5 from RPMs (not source). I have dozens of databases but one of them is being hit quite hard with large selects which locks out other updates which ...
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SQL Server 2012 Unable to Utilize Defined Amount of Locks

So I've been beating my head against the wall for two days about this and I can't find a solution. I'm running a script to stage a large amount of data. This script requires roughly 35 million locks ...
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Why is InnoDB waiting for table metadata lock in simple INSERT/DELETE + SELECT?

I've started using a new MySQL server and moved an InnoDB table there. I'm seeing a weird behavior that when I have a long running INSERT / DELETE, any SELECT from the same table is locked which is ...
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Is UDPLOCK using Row-locks?

I have a UPDATE statement that is using a UPDLOCK inside a DTCTransaction to avoid deadlocks. Now I was wondering. is it locking on a Row-level or on a Table-level?
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high background flush avg mongodb

similar question: High Global Lock % on Mongodb Overview We have a production setup replica set in v2.4.8 mongodb running on five 4-core, 28gb RAM VMs with standard azure datadisk HDDs running on ...
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How to disable or delete an index

I created a non-clustered index on a live server (SQL Server 2008 R2) and it turned out not to give the performance benefits that I was hoping for. So I want to delete the index again. Unfortunately ...
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Does MySQL guarantee atomic upgrade from read lock to write lock?

If a client session is currently holding a read lock (to allow concurrent reads while already preventing writes), and then acquires a write lock on the same table(s), does MySQL guarantee that the ...
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Deadlock when update different rows with non-clustered index

I'm solving a deadlocking issue while I noticed the lock behavior is different when I use clustered and non-clustered index on the id field. The deadlock issue seems to be solved if clusted index or ...