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Documentation problem in postgresql-7.0.2

From: John Summerfield <summer(at)os2(dot)ami(dot)com(dot)au>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Documentation problem in postgresql-7.0.2
Date: 2001-05-11 12:51:28
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My application runs slower than a month of Sundays.

I found, quite by accident, that I need to "Turn off auto-commit."

Nowhere, and I've even resorted to running grep over the documentation,
can I find any cluse as to ahow I  "Turn off auto-commit."

I don't understand why I should have to  "Turn off auto-commit," - I
think it should be off by default as the way it operates at present I
can see causing worse problems that just rotten performance, but that
aside, users need easy-to-find information about how to  "Turn off

I suggest that every point where commit and rollback are discussed,
there should be information about how to  "Turn off auto-commit," even
if only a link.

Besides fixing the documentation for everyone, I'd like some information
now about how to  "Turn off auto-commit." Otherwise I fear my program is
going to run for weeks.

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