On page 475 of your book, (second edition) you talk about network transmission errors causing transaction reordering when a database uses a file system for its storage. Is it correct to say that this would occur if only using UDP, and not TCP?


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Yes, you are right. TCP should prevent transmissions from being delivered out of order. This was an oversight on my part in the book. I plead guilty in buying into the FUD factor on this one.

Marc Farley

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This was first published in November 2001

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