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Re: Berkeley DB 4.2.50

From: Christian Schaffner <chris01_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2003-11-25 11:24:34 CET

Hi Roland

On Dienstag, November 25, 2003, at 10:28 Uhr, Roland Schwingel wrote:
> I just read that Berkeley DB 4.2.50 is released now by sleepycat.
> It should fix the locking problem of 4.1 which I think I was suffering
> on
> my dual CPU machine.
> Before updating on my own, has someone already made some expierences
> (maybewith a beta version)
> together with subversion?

I don't have experiences with this new version yet, but high hopes! It
should fix the problems with multi processor machines on MacOS X.
Therefore I scanned through the ChangeLog and found these interesting

> Fix a bug where multi-process applications could violate write-ahead
> logging
> requirements if one process wrote a log record but didn't flush it,
> the current
> log file then changed, and another process wrote a database page
> before the log
> record was written to disk. [#6999]
> Fix a bug where threads of control may hang if multiple threads of
> control are
> opening and closing a database at the same time. [#6953]
> Fix a bug where Berkeley DB mutex locking code for OS X was not
> multi-processor
> safe. [#8255]

So, there is hope...


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