On Thu, 31 May 2001 10:36:55 -0400 (EDT), Shane Hathaway

>On Thu, 31 May 2001, Toby Dickenson wrote:
>> On Thu, 31 May 2001 10:03:31 -0400 (EDT), Shane Hathaway
>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> >Right now ZCatalog randomly generates ConflictErrors even if there are no
>> >conflicts in the data being indexed.  It's quite rare, however, and
>> >there's machinery that retries the entire transaction up to three times
>> >when it happens.
>> If the current mechanism is reliable, and efficient (given that
>> conflict/retries are rare) then I dont understand the motivation....
>The system becomes less reliable as server load increases.

> Large catalog
>updates (where every object is reindexed) also generate a lot of

Is that last bit true? I thought 'Update Catalog' created *new*
indexes. There might be a conflict on the root catalog opbject, but
inside the index BTrees.


Toby Dickenson

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