LOCK SET - Guard Slony-I replication set to prepare for MOVE SET
LOCK SET (options);
Guards a replication set against client application updates in
preparation for a SLONIK MOVE SET(7) command.
This command must be the first in a possible statement group (try). The
reason for this is that it needs to commit the changes made to the
tables (adding a special trigger function) before it can wait for every
concurrent transaction to finish. At the same time it cannot hold an
open transaction to the same database itself since this would result in
blocking itself forever.
Note that this is a locking [“Locking Issues” [not available as a man
page]] operation, which means that it can get stuck behind other
The operation waits for transaction IDs to advance in order that data
is not missed on the new origin. Thus, if you have long-running
transactions running on the source node, this operation will wait for
those transactions to complete. Unfortunately, if you have another
database on the same postmaster as the origin node, long running
transactions on that database will also be considered even though they
are essentially independent.
ID = ival
ID of the set to lock
ORIGIN = ival
Node ID of the current set origin
This uses “schemadoclockset( integer )” [not available as a man page].
LOCK SET (
ID = 1,
ORIGIN = 3
Exclusive locks on each replicated table will be taken out on the
origin node, and triggers are added to each such table that reject
This command was introduced in Slony-I 1.0
12 May 2010 SLONIK LOCK SET(7)