Chris Withers's branch of DCOracle2 has some changes that help the connection pooling problem.

The issue basically is that the Zope adapter for DCOracle2 is fairly old and crusty. I think Jim's correct when he suggests doing your own pool management from a module.

All that the DA is supposed to give you is a pool of connection objects and Zope transaction manager awareness. There's a little more to it than that, but the Zope DA is so old -- it derives from a product that predates Zope 2. It would probably be solved best by *jettisoning* Zope.Shared.RDBMS code, but...

I don't actively maintain the code base any more (I haven't for about 18 months). It isn't totally abandoned, but I don't work with Oracle at work any more, and so I don't have much of an itch to scratch to fix problems. My home installs of Oracle have all gotten clobbered by entropy (read: re-installs of Linux to counter failed hardware).

You can also consider using e-Genix's mxODBC adapter.

On Apr 8, 2005, at 6:58 PM, Cynthia Kiser wrote:

Quoting Jim Abramson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
In our experience we ended up needing to do increasingly complex
things with plsql, and ultimately, we had no choice to move all our
db access out into ExternalMethods or Products and use DCOracle2
directly.  This does require constructing your own connection
pool/management, but once you've built that you can leverage
DCOracle2 directly in python and this provides much more

When you do our own connection management, are you able to avoid DCOracle2 leaking connections? In our Zope 2.6.1/DCOracle2-1.3b server, we accumulate sessions where Oracle is waiting for a response from Zope, but Zope apparently thinks it closed that connection and opened a new one. Manually closing and reopening the connection does not clean up the forgotten sessions, so I periodically (~monthly) restart the Zope server to clean up. Killing the Zope processes seems to finally signal Oracle (on a remote machine) that the client is no longer interested in those old open sessions.

The smidge of testing I did with DCOracle2 from the command line left
me with the impression that its connection closing function did not
work. I could close a connection - and then still use it to talk to my
database. I wasn't really sure enough of those tests to report this as
a bug, but it is vaguely troubling.

Cynthia Kiser

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