ID: 12985
User updated by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Status: Open
Bug Type: Feature/Change Request
Operating System: not os related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1
New Comment:

Thank you Markus, i don't feel alone any more :-)

By the way after a little bit of reflection and yamba, maybe a configure option (that 
defaults to current behaviour) would be more suitable, rather than modifying the mysql 
api and the docs (i understand that this might confuse a lot of developers).
I beleive this would have no impact on php users (devs),  only system admins would be 
concerned (and cpu cycles loss would probably be microscopic).

please consider this :)

-- vedad

Previous Comments:

[2001-08-28 05:03:05] [EMAIL PROTECTED]


I had exactly the same issue back a few months. Actually I made such a patch and sent 
it to Zeev, unfortunately he didn't included it. And, you're right, the patch is 

- Markus


[2001-08-27 22:47:02] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Nevermind...I read this whole report backwards. I thought
you were looking for persistence, not trying to get rid
of it. Apologies.


[2001-08-27 22:45:59] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

What is different between what you are asking for
and mysql_pconnect()?


[2001-08-27 20:47:11] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Hi all,

i've just discovered that mysql_connect() uses a hash that forces it to reuse a 
connection on a second call to mysql_connect() with the same arguments, instead of 
opening a new connection.
This was, at least for me, an unexpected behaviour: i was hoping to be able to use 
several database connections to the same mysql server (and same user) in order to be 
able to issue several LOCK TABLE or GET_LOCK() queries (mysql allows only one 'active' 
lock per connection)

[I know basic locking may be done on php server's system level, but it doesn't make 
sense in web-cluster environment, and using a database to centralize locks sounds 

I also took a look into php's mysql api source (i'm not familiar with php sources), 
and adding an optional argument saying _not_ to reuse a connection or coding an 
alternative mysql_connect() from the existing one doesnt _seem_ to be a long or 
complicated task.

I _might_ do the change myself for my server, but as the sites i'm working on are 
unlikely to be hosted on my server, this is not very portable and would be probably 

Please tell me what you think about this issue, and if a change to mysql_connect() 
function is conceivable (in that case i'd be glad to do the change myself and send you 
the result :)

-- vedad


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