Subject Re: Next transaction /only/ increments
Author Smarts Broadcast Systems
--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:
> At 06:52 AM 18/11/2007, you wrote:
> >The crux of the question is that ONLY the ``Next transaction'' value
> >increments. All of the other transaction-related counters reported by
> >``gstat -h'' remain static.

> I don't know the DBD::InterBase driver but it's not uncommon for
driver interfaces to default to performing what's sometimes called
"Autocommit". Usually, this is implemented with COMMIT RETAINING, not
a hard COMMIT. COMMIT RETAINING causes the behaviour you have
described and you are quite right to be concerned about its sins with
regard to garbage collection...

Thanks Helen and Ann. I have filed a bug report with the maintainers
of the DBD::InterBase Perl module. In the meantime, I have a suitable
workaround that keeps the transaction values marching along.