#include <db.h>

int DB_ENV->set_tas_spins(DB_ENV *dbenv, u_int32_t tas_spins);


Specify that test-and-set mutexes should spin tas_spins times without blocking. The value defaults to 1 on uniprocessor systems and to 50 times the number of processors on multiprocessor systems.

The DB_ENV->set_tas_spins method configures operations performed using the specified DB_ENV handle, not all operations performed on the underlying database environment.

The DB_ENV->set_tas_spins interface may be called at any time during the life of the application.

The DB_ENV->set_tas_spins method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.

The database environment's test-and-set spin count may also be set using the environment's DB_CONFIG file. The syntax of the entry in that file is a single line with the string "set_tas_spins", one or more whitespace characters, and the number of spins. Because the DB_CONFIG file is read when the database environment is opened, it will silently overrule configuration done before that time.


The DB_ENV->set_tas_spins method may fail and return a non-zero error for the following conditions:

An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

The DB_ENV->set_tas_spins method may fail and return a non-zero error for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system functions. If a catastrophic error has occurred, the DB_ENV->set_tas_spins method may fail and return DB_RUNRECOVERY, in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.



See Also

Database Environments and Related Methods


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