>>>>> "Jeremy" == Jeremy Zawodny <jzawodn@stripped> writes:
Jeremy> I've run across a need that has made we want to extend the way UNLOCK
Jeremy> TABLES works. And after looking at the manual:
Jeremy> I see that one of the reader comments gets at the same question I
Jeremy> Why can't I unlock named tables? Why must I unlock them all at once?
Jeremy> I understand that you can NOT lock more tables once you have any table
Jeremy> locks (to prevent deadlocks), but is there any reason it would be
Jeremy> unsafe to selectively unlock tables?
Not really; This could be done without compromising the locking
(MySQL actually already do this internally in some cases)
Jeremy> I've been thinking about it and poking at the code a bit, but I can't
Jeremy> think of any reason why it'd be a problem.
Jeremy> I've looked at the code a bit and it doesn't seem to difficult to
Jeremy> implement, but if it just won't work for some reason, I'd rather know
Jeremy> now so that I don't spend any time on it.
The only thing you need to do is to call:
sql/lock.cc::mysql_unlock_some_tables() with the tables you want to
unlock and then remove them from the thd->locked_tables list.
Jeremy> If anyone is interested, I can elaborate on the need for this.
No need for it; I think I know why you would like to do this.
If you need more input about this, don't be afraid to ask ;)