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Re: Nested Transactions, Abort All

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: Thomas Swan <tswan(at)idigx(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Nested Transactions, Abort All
Date: 2004-07-01 22:38:41
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On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 02:01:37PM -0500, Thomas Swan wrote:
> Is there going to be an option to abort the complete transaction without 
> knowing how deep you are?  Perhaps something like "ABORT ALL".
> The reason I suggest this, is that I can foresee an application or user 
> leaving nested transactions open inadvertently, or not knowing how 
> deeply nested they are when they are called.  It's just a thought, and I 
> didn't recall any mention of something like it on the list.

If we change the syntax, say by using SUBCOMMIT/SUBABORT for
subtransactions, then using a simple ABORT would abort the whole
transaction tree.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
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