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JSW 2012 Vol.7(8): 1855-1860 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.8.1855-1860

Detecting Offline Transaction Concurrency Problems

Hao Luo1, Mehedi Masud2, and Hasan Ural1
1EECS, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
2Department of Computer Science, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Abstract—When multiple instances of a database application (DBA) are executing concurrently, transactions from these instances interleave. Due to unintentional grouping of operations of the DBA into transactions, some interleavings of these transactions may cause offline concurrency problems. Although these problems are analogous to lost update, dirty read, non-repeatable read, and phantom problems, the concurrency controller of a DBMS cannot ensure ACID properties because from the DBMS’s point of view the transactions involved in the offline concurrency problems are executed successfully. This paper gives the enumeration of patterns of interleaving of operations which identify potential offline concurrency problems in a DBA.

Index Terms—database concurrency, transaction processing, consistency, database application testing

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Cite: Hao Luo, Mehedi Masud, and Hasan Ural, "Detecting Offline Transaction Concurrency Problems," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1855-1860, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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