On 13.11.2007 14:01 CE(S)T, Baron Schwartz wrote:
> It's more complicated than that. You can use them together, you just
> have to do it like this:
> set autocommit = 0;
> lock tables;
> -- you are now in a transaction automatically begun by LOCK TABLES
I assume that at this point, any SELECT on the table I have locked
should block. But guess what, it doesn't. So it doesn't really lock.
> -- your tables are now unlocked.
> In fact, you *must* use a transaction for LOCK TABLES to be safe, at
> least in MySQL 5. Even if you're using non-transactional tables.
> Otherwise, you can get nasty behavior. See
Yves Goergen "LonelyPixel" <nospam.list@stripped>
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