Subject Re: [IBDI] Re: Read_commited
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 06:56 PM 6/7/2001 -0400, David Jencks wrote:

>My mistake, I did not make my assumption of a large number of users clear.
>It is also quite possible that this is much less of a problem with firebird
>than other databases.


For what little it's worth, the fact that Firebird doesn't hold
read locks makes holding transactions open much less of a problem for
it than for many databases. Holding transactions open does inhibit
garbage collection - that's a problem for some applications but not
for others. Applications that primarily insert and select are less
affected than applications that primarily update and delete.


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