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Repeateable read isolation level question

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I think I understand the concept of repeatable read, but this scenario
doesn't make sense to me, if someone can explain.

Say you have an innodb table test with a string column s = 'blank' and
are using the default isolation level of repeatable read.

Session 1:

Session 2:

update test set s = 'session one' where id = 1;

mysql> select * from test;
| s | id |
| blank | 1 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

(so we cannot see the changes from S1's transaction yet, only when S2
commits or rolls back will it see the changes)

mysql> update test set s = 'session two' where s = 'blank' and id = 1;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 0 Changed: 0 Warnings: 0

mysql> update test set s = 'session two' where s = 'session one' and
id = 1;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 1 Changed: 1 Warnings: 0

So this is very weird to me, that the first update fails. You cannot
see the updates from session 1 in a select due to the isolation level,
yet your where clause sees the updates...???

Mind you, this is good since it avoids lost updates, but I just don't
understand it--it seems inconsistent.

Jul 19 '05 #1
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