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InnoDB 1.1 for MySQL 5.5 User's Guide  /  InnoDB INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables  /  Information Schema Tables about Transactions

6.2. Information Schema Tables about Transactions

Three InnoDB-related Information Schema tables make it easy to monitor transactions and diagnose possible locking problems. The three tables are INNODB_TRX, INNODB_LOCKS, and INNODB_LOCK_WAITS.

  • INNODB_TRX

    Contains information about every transaction currently executing inside InnoDB, including whether the transaction is waiting for a lock, when the transaction started, and the particular SQL statement the transaction is executing.

    For the table definition, see INNODB_TRX Columns.

  • INNODB_LOCKS

    Each transaction in InnoDB that is waiting for another transaction to release a lock (INNODB_TRX.TRX_STATE='LOCK WAIT') is blocked by exactly one blocking lock request. That blocking lock request is for a row or table lock held by another transaction in an incompatible mode. The waiting or blocked transaction cannot proceed until the other transaction commits or rolls back, thereby releasing the requested lock. For every blocked transaction, INNODB_LOCKS contains one row that describes each lock the transaction has requested, and for which it is waiting. INNODB_LOCKS also contains one row for each lock that is blocking another transaction, whatever the state of the transaction that holds the lock ('RUNNING', 'LOCK WAIT', 'ROLLING BACK' or 'COMMITTING'). The lock that is blocking a transaction is always held in a mode (read vs. write, shared vs. exclusive) incompatible with the mode of requested lock.

    For the table definition, see INNODB_LOCKS Columns.

  • INNODB_LOCK_WAITS

    Using this table, you can tell which transactions are waiting for a given lock, or for which lock a given transaction is waiting. This table contains one or more rows for each blocked transaction, indicating the lock it has requested and any locks that are blocking that request. The REQUESTED_LOCK_ID refers to the lock that a transaction is requesting, and the BLOCKING_LOCK_ID refers to the lock (held by another transaction) that is preventing the first transaction from proceeding. For any given blocked transaction, all rows in INNODB_LOCK_WAITS have the same value for REQUESTED_LOCK_ID and different values for BLOCKING_LOCK_ID.

    For the table definition, see INNODB_LOCK_WAITS Columns.


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