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  • From: mmd <>
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  • Subject: Re: [overpass] transactions
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:02:06 +0000

Hi Roland

can you maybe also elaborate a bit what happens if: :copy_shadows_to_mains()
gets aborted somewhere in the middle?
Not sure what the impact would be.


Roland Olbricht <> schrieb am Mo. 21. Nov. 2016 um 06:04:

the write process is designed to be transactional. It's implemented and
basically tested.

However, as this is an activity highly prone to race conditions, I don't
claim that every possible flow of events has been tested.

That said, I would like to tell the idea how it is intended:

a) The update_from_dir process can be killed at any time. This will stop
further updates from taking place. These runs will find the .lock file
with a PID other then theirs and therefore freeze.

b) You can kill the update_from_dir and restart the dispatcher. On
restart, the dispatcher drops the .shadow and .lock files of any
previous failed update. This is on database level a rollback. In detail,
the algorithm is a little bit more complicated because it does something
different in case it was interrupted during copying of the index files.
But the idea is to be atomic on commit.

Essentially, scenario a) is designed to stop things if a bug in
update_from_dir has been hit. Scenario b) is a safe response to a
computer reboot for reasons unrelated to Overpass API.

Both scenarios are somewhat but surely not exhaustively tested.

Best regards,

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