Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 15:15 -0400, Daniel Kolbo wrote:
>> Hello,
>> When a MySQL table is locked a php call of mysql_query() that requires
>> that table will hang as the request blocks at the MySQL server until the
>> table is unlocked.  Is there a way to stop a mysql_query from hanging
>> (by setting a time limit)?
>> The php.ini directive max_execution_time does not help b/c:
>> "Note: The set_time_limit() function and the configuration directive
>> max_execution_time only affect the execution time of the script itself.
>> Any time spent on activity that happens outside the execution of the
>> script such as system calls using system(), stream operations, database
>> queries, etc. is not included when determining the maximum time that the
>> script has been running."
>> The my.ini directive table_lock_wait_timeout does not work either b/c
>> from MySQL:
>> "This variable currently is unused. "
>> (I am using mysql v5.1)
>> I do not want to bluntly stop this from the apache level.
>> How does one place a time limit on the execution of mysql_query()?
>> Thanks for your help,
>> dK
> It depends on what type of table you have, MyISAM blocks at table level
> for instance, while InnoDB locks at row level.
> Thanks
> Ash

I'm using InnoDB.
But either way how do you place a time limit on mysql_query()?

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