Question about ovdb transaction
julien at trigofacile.com
Sat Nov 18 21:50:36 UTC 2017
> In ovdb manual, at "numrsprocs" we can read:
> "each ovdb_server can process only one transaction at a time"
> What is "transaction" in this context?
> Post new article? Query?
I've just had a look at the code (as I personally never used ovdb and do
not know much about it).
I can confirm ovdb_server is only used to access overview data in
*read-only mode*. That is to say, it gives the information needed in
response to NNTP commands like GROUP, LIST, NEWNEWS, (X)HDR, (X)OVER or
XPAT. It will also give the token related to an article number so that
the storage manager can then retrieve them (for the ARTICLE command e.g.).
When posting a new article, ovdb_server is not used.
innd directly calls the ovdb backend mechanism to add the relevant
I hope my answer will help you.
I'll update the ovdb_server man page to mention a bit more information
than there currently is.
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