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Re: BUG #5297: Add XATMI C API

From: Michael Musgrove <mmusgrov(at)redhat(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5297: Add XATMI C API
Date: 2011-04-26 10:01:05
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We would certainly be very interested in testing XA support. Our project 
is called BlackTie - it's an XATMI implementation. We use the JBossTS 
transaction manager for the transaction engine - although JBossTS is 
written in Java, providing XA support was reasonably easy since it 
conforms to the OTS specification which means we can control 
transactions from a C based XA environment.

There is an example of using different resource managers within 
The files ora.c and db2.c show user code accessing resources from two 
different vendors  - the XA specific information is defined in 
btconfig.xml (basically it just exposes the XA open string, the symbol 
name of the xa switch structure and the name of the library that exports 
the switch symbol).

> On 21.04.2011 20:04, Michael Musgrove wrote:
>> I am referring to the X/Open specification Distributed Transaction
>> Processing: The XA Specification
>> ( If postgresql
>> provides a conforming Resource Manager switch then we can include
>> postgresql work along with interactions with other Resource Managers
>> (Oracle, DB2) in the same transaction. For example the equivalent
>> support in Oracle that I am asking for is documented at
> When I wrote the patch for the backend support, I was not able to find 
> any open source implementations of X/Open XA-compatible resource 
> managers or transaction managers, which makes it kind of hard to 
> implement the API correctly. There was plenty of JDBC XA 
> implementations, however, so I used that for testing.
> If you can find something to test it with, it probably wouldn't be 
> that hard to write the library.

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