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From "Patrick Linskey" <>
Subject RE: race condition in a transaction?
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:43:35 GMT
Assuming that you're using some sort of locking strategy (pessimistic or
optimistic), then only one tx will successfully commit.

You should only really use the UPDATE and DELETE JPQL statements for
bulk operations, not for day-to-day persistence work.


Patrick Linskey
BEA Systems, Inc. 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: roger.keays [] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:09 PM
> To:
> Subject: race condition in a transaction?
> Hi,
> I'm just wondering if the following code could be subject to a race
> condition when accessed by many threads
> em.getTransaction().begin();
> bean.setCount(bean.getCount() + 1);
> em.getTransaction().commit();
> My understanding is that it would be possible here for two 
> threads to set
> the same value for the new count (given that each thread has 
> a different
> em). Is that correct?
> Do I have to use an UPDATE query to make this function as expected?
> Thanks,
> Roger
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