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Does MySQLdb automatically reconnect if the connection to the database is
broken?

I'm asking this since I have a longrunning Python precess that is connected
to Mysql-4.1.11, and I execute "set names utf8" when I connect to it.

But after running a day the results from the python program were displayed
as if the "set names utf8" was not executed i.e. I got question marks where
utf-8 cyrillics should've appeared. After restarting the Python program
everything was ok, just as when I first started it.

The long running Python process is actually a scgi quixote web application.
--
damjan
Jul 19 '05 #1
2 5790
I don't beleive that it does. You can however call ping() on the
connection which should attempt an automatic reconnection.

See the docs for mysql_ping:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/mysql-ping.html

I've never tested that, but I have a need for it also so let me know if
it works or not.

-Dan

Jul 19 '05 #2
> Does MySQLdb automatically reconnect if the connection to the database is
broken?
It seems so.
I'm asking this since I have a longrunning Python precess that is
connected to Mysql-4.1.11, and I execute "set names utf8" when I connect
to it.

But after running a day the results from the python program were displayed
as if the "set names utf8" was not executed i.e. I got question marks
where utf-8 cyrillics should've appeared. After restarting the Python
program everything was ok, just as when I first started it.


This is the sollution I've come to:

try:
# This will fail on MySQL < 4.1
db = MySQLdb.connect (godot.dbhost, godot.dbuser, godot.dbpass,
godot.dbname, use_unicode=1, init_command="s et names utf8")
except MySQLdb.Operati onalError:
db = MySQLdb.connect (godot.dbhost, godot.dbuser, godot.dbpass,
godot.dbname, use_unicode=1)
db.charset = 'utf8'
--
damjan
Jul 19 '05 #3

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