[MUD-Dev] On Lockless Threading and X/Open XA

Greg Underwood gunderwood at donet.com
Mon Jul 31 22:05:35 New Zealand Standard Time 2000


Bruce <bruce at puremagic.com> writes:

> Apart from abandoning C&C-style plans, does anyone see a way to marry
> these two types of systems, or even some other solution for lockless
> threading that might mesh better with a 2 phase commit-based system? 
> Are there other systems out there for handling distributed transactions?

My initial thought would be to have the 2PC be the commit part of the C&C. 
Any reason something that simple wouldn't work?

It's been a while since I did an in-depth read on either protocol, but I
don't think 2PC is necessarily anathma to a C&C approach.  IIRC, what it
buys you is the ability to rollback failed, partial commits.

Mind if I ask a design question?  Why such a complicated back end?  All the
MUDs I've played on have had much simpler systems, and seemed to run just
fine.  Was I missing out?  :)

-Greg



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