Fwd: Re: [DB-SIG] Can the cursor.execute method have a timeout
misa+db-sig at redhat.com
Fri Aug 6 20:04:36 CEST 2004
On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 05:24:55PM +0000, Anjum Naseer wrote:
> I am running a query which takes a long time and was wondering if there was
> any way of specifying a timeout?
Although you probably fake a timeout through signal handlers, I doubt you
really want to do that. A query that runs for a long time is a bad query; you
should look into optimizing the query or the schema or breaking out the query
into smaller chunks.
Run a couple of these queries and the database backend will not be happy. Much
less will your DBA.
My opinion at least.
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