Tom Worster wrote:
> On 6/27/09 3:15 PM, "Daniel Kolbo" <> wrote:
>> 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)?
> would it be possible to test for presence of the lock before issuing the
> query that would block? if so, you could check the lock periodically until
> your time limit is up. would achieve you you're looking for?
it would still be possible that after checking but before issuing the
query the table's could be locked - albeit a much smaller chance.

Thanks for the input,

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