Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: FireBird CS locking on FreeBSD?
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:25 AM 26/07/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>but I wonder if your current problems have anything to do
> > with having the wrong client library. Have you checked that?
> >
>Well, being that the "real" client for this thing is actually the software
>written by this company (which is how I noticed the problem, I only verified
>it using the isql client), no I haven't sepcifically checked that. I will opt
>for the native binary of 1.0.2 and let you know how I go.

Now you've got me baffled. How does the client application connect to the
database if it doesn't use the client library?

> Oh I don't expect CS to behave the same as superserver at all, I used CS on
>Win 32 ( and CS on *nix when comparing.

I think not. There isn't a 1.0.x Classic Server for Windows. You could
not possibly have done a local connect to a Classic server on Windows.

>My understanding, though new to firebird is that CS is very different to SS

There are certainly architectural differences, but the API is
identical. My point was that, just because a local connection works a
certain way on Windows but not on Linux, don't think there is something
wrong with the Linux implementation. Local connect on Windoze is a
platform-specific "fudge" that has the client and the server working in the
same interprocess communication space. It's designed for one and only one
connection. If you write applications that depend on multiple
Windoze-local connections (which I know you're not going to) then expect
major problems. This is client/server software that uses its own network
layer to support multiple connections.