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Re: [HACKERS] Re: locking

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: honza(at)ied(dot)com (Jan Vicherek)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-questions(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: locking
Date: 1998-01-21 15:05:17
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>   *Any* answers would be appreciated :
>  I'll rephrase the original questions :
> pg doesn't have "row-level locking" but has "table locking".
> a result from a SELECT * FROM TESTTABLE; is a table.
> I lock the table (which is result of a SELECT).
>  Q : will this locking prevent update of the rows in TESTTABLE that have
> been SELECTed ?

While the SELECT is running, no one can update the table.  If the SELECT
is in a transaction, no one can update the table until the transaction
completes.  Other people can read from the table, though.

Bruce Momjian

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