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TUX 6.x, TUX 7.x, TUX 8.x - Request for a global limit on transaction timeouts (Doc ID 769538.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Tuxedo - Version 6.4 and later
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Information in this document applies to any platform


There should be some kind of administrative control over the timeout of the global transactions initiated by clients
and/or servers.  The objective is to protect a production application from bad development practices such as using
infinite or very high transaction timeouts.  This feature could be implemented by means of a new environment variable
and/or configuration parameter which would define a high limit for any transaction timeout. 

If a process encountered this variable/parameter set and tried to start a  transaction with a higher timeout than the
specified by it, the actual value used would be automatically readjusted to the maximum.  This feature should work for
transactions initiated either by servers or clients (native, /WS, Jolt, ...)

This enhancement could be very useful for eLink SNA when the global transaction is initiated on mainframe side (CICS
or IMS), because in this case, the timeout is currently infinite on Tuxedo side.


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