[Twisted-Python] adbapi MySQL read/write splitting

Jason J. W. Williams jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:30:28 EDT 2010

That is correct. In our case we've audited our code for transactions and all of ours are single statement trans. 

It's pretty typical for read/write splitting to forbid multiple-statement  transactions as a cost of doing it. 


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On Sep 1, 2010, at 7:15, Itamar Turner-Trauring <itamar at itamarst.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 20:54 -0600, Jason J. W. Williams wrote:
>> That's one way of handling it. Another way is to wrap the library so
>> it does the splitting automatically. The advantage to the latter is
>> not making mistakes where you accidentally use the READ connection for
>> a write.
> That sounds like a bad idea. You want to send reads to the write server
> if you're doing so as part of a transaction that does writes, otherwise
> in some cases you'll end up with wrong results.
> For example, consider a transaction that inserts a row into a table, and
> then does a select to count the number of rows in that table. If you
> send the latter to a replicated read-only server, the result will be
> incorrect, since it will not include the insert (which hasn't been
> committed yet).
> So, to repeat: you should only use the read server for operations that
> are read-only. Which means some reads will go to the write server.
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