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Race condition

 
Mary Cole
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Hi,

I have a multithreaded spring stand alone app running on 2 boxes. I have a service method which checks for a record in DB and if its not there, it tries to insert in the DB. I want to handle a situation where if one thread on box A is querying to find a record, another thread on Box B should not have queried and tried to inserted the record if it didn't existed. I have constraints in DB which would throw an exception, but is there a way in Spring to prevent this race condition

Thanks in advance
 
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If your standalone apps were pointing at a server, that could block the attempt. Since the only thing shared is a database, the database is the proper place for this check. While I imagine it is possible for the apps to communicate with each other, it seems complicated, a security issue and brittle.
 
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