[RC5] Stats Update Time

James Mastros root at jennifer-unix.dyn.ml.org
Fri Jan 2 00:00:25 EST 1998


On Thu, 1 Jan 1998, Roy Wilson wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Jan 1998 22:37:19 -0500 (EST), James Mastros wrote:
> 
> >BTW - Why does the database need to be locked during updates at all?  There
> >should be only one updater of the database (the stats update processor that
> >crunches the logs).
> 
> 	Think about it.

There is also the user updating (changing team), so you need to do
write-locking.  But there is no need to do READ-locking; if inconsistent
data is returned it's no big deal.

	-=- James Mastros

-- 
Information as a base of power is coming to an end.  In the way the world
works tomorrow, the power to *do* *something* *with* *information* is what
will matter. 

	-=- James Mastros, rephrasing Nugget (David McNett, distributed.net 
	    Big Man)

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