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Date: 2010-07-26 (17:10)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: scalable web apps
On 26-07-2010, Florent Monnier <> wrote:
> Le lundi 26 juillet 2010 13:20:46, Dario Teixeira a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> > > How does Ocsigen handle database operations?
>> >
>> > I thought it was using PG'OCaml, but maybe I'm wrong.
>> Ocsigen itself does not use PG'OCaml.  The two are frequently associated
>> because the latest versions of PG'OCaml are Lwt-friendly and therefore
>> a good choice for Ocsigen apps.  (Note that internally, Ocsigen uses
>> either Dbm or Sqlite to store session data).
> Both Dbm and Sqlite lock the entire files which blocks concurrent uses,
> isn't it a problem?

For sqlite, at least, it uses Lwt_preemptive.detach and sqlite3 contains
the required caml_enter/leave_blocking_section(s). So Lwt should work
without problems with sqlite.

I suppose it is the same for dbm.

Sylvain Le Gall