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From Selcuk AYA <>
Subject Re: TXN WORK: advice needed on how to deail with logical caches
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2012 05:16:38 GMT
Regarding the caches, I have a question regarding the access control
and other admin point caches maintained by the admin point
interceptor. It seems that during modify operation add/remove of admin
role attributes is processed on clones of admin point caches but these
original caches are never modified. So this code piece doesnt seem to
be working. Can you guys confirm this and let me know if turning on
this code piece would be safe?


On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Selcuk AYA <> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:50 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <> wrote:
>> A bit late, but still, some more thoughts about the entry cache... Let me
>> add some comments in this mail to be sure I understood what you have in
>> mind...
>> Le 4/8/12 9:16 PM, Selcuk AYA a écrit :
>>> I am about to revisit the logical caches issue. My plan is to do the
>>> following to handle all these caches in a generic way:
>>> - a singe version number is kept for all caches.
>> The latest, I guess.
> yes.
>>> - a thread starting a txn read locks an internal readwrite lock.
>> fine.
>>> - when a thread needs to modify a cache, it ugrades its lock to
>>> exclusive lock.
>> It will block all the read on the cache until the cache update is done,
>> right ?
>>> If it detects a version change during this time, it
>>> throws a conflict exception. If no, it bumps up the version number and
>>> changes the cache.
>> as the write lock will be exclusive, I assume that the cache modification
>> will be done by one single thread. Now, there is one race condition that can
>> occur if the thread modifying the cache has a revision number lower than the
>> current revision number. That means the cache has been changed by anothe
>> rthred. The timeline for such a case would be :
>> time arrow --->
>> T(r1) o-------------[r1] modify cache
>> T(r2)      o-----[r2] modify cache
>> When t(r1) tries to modify the cache, the cache already has a higher revion
>> in it (r2), even if the T(r1) thread has been started before.
>> In this case, we will throw a conflict exception on T(r1)
>> Is that what you have in mind ?
> yes this is correct.
>>> - After committing, thread releases the lock.
>>> -If thread aborts its txn, then it notifies interceptors in its
>>> interceptor chain of the abort. Any interceptor can then rebuild its
>>> cache from what is on disk at this point. I am assuming this is
>>> possible for all logical caches.
>> What about aggregating all the cache update we do in all the interceptors in
>> one single CacheInterceptor, responsible for the update of all the caches ?
>> The idea would be to globally lock the cache one single time instead of
>> doing so in many places. Accessing the caches will be done through an helper
>> class masking the access to internal caches, with proper locks shared by all
>> the threads.
>> Sounds good ?
> I would prefer to implement it as is today because I feel it is going
> to be easier for me.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Cordialement,
>> Emmanuel Lécharny

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