import com.sleepycat.db.*;

public void set_tx_max(int tx_max) throws DbException;


Set the maximum number of active transactions that are supported by the environment. This value bounds the size of backing shared memory regions. Note that child transactions must be counted as active until their ultimate parent commits or aborts.

When there are more than the specified number of concurrent transactions, calls to DbEnv.txn_begin will fail (until some active transactions complete). If no value is specified, a default value of 20 is used.

The DbEnv.set_tx_max interface may be used only to configure Berkeley DB before the DbEnv.open interface is called.

The DbEnv.set_tx_max method throws an exception that encapsulates a non-zero error value on failure.

The database environment's maximum number of active transactions 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_tx_max", one or more whitespace characters, and the number of transactions. Because the DB_CONFIG file is read when the database environment is opened, it will silently overrule configuration done before that time.


The DbEnv.set_tx_max method may fail and throw an exception encapsulating a non-zero error for the following conditions:

An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

Called after DbEnv.open was called.

The DbEnv.set_tx_max method may fail and throw an exception for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system methods. If a catastrophic error has occurred, the DbEnv.set_tx_max method may fail and throw a DbRunRecoveryException, in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.


DbEnv, DbTxn

See Also

DbEnv.set_tx_max, DbEnv.set_tx_timestamp, DbTxn.abort, DbEnv.txn_begin, DbEnv.txn_checkpoint, DbTxn.commit, DbTxn.discard, DbTxn.id, DbTxn.prepare, DbEnv.txn_recover, and DbEnv.txn_stat.


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