I'm experiencing deadlock errors on BDB tables when using DBD::mysql.
I've whittled it down to an unbelievably simple program ("deadlock.pl",
attached). This program runs fine on its own, but when I run two of
them together, one of them deadlocks in a matter of seconds. (I use the
attached "db.bat" batch file to (re-)create the database which this
The error is:
DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Deadlock found when trying to get lock;
Try restarting transaction at D:\Temp\deadlock.pl line 14.
I can't understand why this program should have deadlock errors in the
first place, but what is even stranger (and is why I'm mailing to *this*
list) is that it runs fine if I use DBD::ADO instead of DBD::mysql. (I
also tried DBD::ODBC; that had the same deadlock errors as DBD::mysql.)
However, I'm not keen to use the DBD::ADO driver because it doesn't
(currently) support bind parameters, which I'm making much use of.
Also, the same program with only the DBI connect string changed to
access a Sybase database works fine with the main Sybase DBD driver
(DBD::ASAny) and with DBD::ADO and DBD::ODBC.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
OS: Windows NT4, SP6
Perl: 5.6.1, patched to the same level as ActivePerl Build 631
Attachment: [application/x-perl] deadlock.pl
\mysql\bin\mysqladmin -f drop test >NUL 2>&1
\mysql\bin\mysqladmin create test
\mysql\bin\mysql -u root -e "CREATE TABLE x (id INT) TYPE=BDB" test