int DB_ENV->dbenv_failchk(DB_ENV *dbenv, u_int32_t flags);
The DB_ENV->failchk method checks for threads of control (either a true thread or a process) that have exited while manipulating Berkeley DB library data structures, while holding a logical database lock, or with an unresolved transaction (that is, a transaction that was never aborted or committed). For more information, see Architecting Data Store and Concurrent Data Store applications, and Architecting Transactional Data Store applications.
The DB_ENV->failchk method is based on the "thread_id" and "is_alive" functions specified to the DB_ENV->set_thread_id method. Applications calling the DB_ENV->failchk method must have already called DB_ENV->set_isalive, on the same DB_ENV.
If DB_ENV->failchk determines a thread of control exited while holding database read locks, it will release those locks. If DB_ENV->failchk determines a thread of control exited with an unresolved transaction, the transaction will be aborted. In either of these cases, DB_ENV->failchk will return 0 and the application may continue to use the database environment.
In either of these cases, the DB_ENV->failchk method will also report the process and thread IDs associated with any released locks or aborted transactions. The information is printed to a specified output channel (see the DB_ENV->set_msgfile method for more information), or passed to an application callback function (see the DB_ENV->set_msgcall method for more information).
If DB_ENV->failchk determines a thread of control has exited such that database environment recovery is required, it will return DB_RUNRECOVERY. In this case, the application should not continue to use the database environment. For a further description as to the actions the application should take when this failure occurs, see Handling failure in Data Store and Concurrent Data Store applications, and Handling failure in Transactional Data Store applications.
The DB_ENV->failchk method may not be called before the DB_ENV->open method has been called.
The DB_ENV->failchk method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.
The DB_ENV->failchk method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:
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