[CDBI] Re: Class:DBI::Loader, Net::Daemon, threads and... ewww... :)

Edward J. Sabol sabol at alderaan.gsfc.nasa.gov
Mon Sep 26 20:35:20 BST 2005

> If I do that, and then hang the loader object off the Net::Daemon
> object such that each thread can fetch it, I get errors of the form:
> DBD::mysql::db FETCH failed: handle 2 is owned by thread 814c008 not
> current thread 9698b50 (handles can't be shared between threads and
> your driver may need a CLONE method added) at /usr/share/perl5/Ima/
> DBI.pm line 316, <GEN12> line 1.
> OK. Fair enough. I'm probably being naughty. But is there a way of
> preserving the Class::DBI::Loader constructed relationships and hooking
> a new DBI handle on the back end?

I don't use CDBI::Loader. I think it would be far less problematic to just
define the CDBI classes and relationships yourself.

Anyway, the problem you're experiencing is also shared by mod_perl
developers, so there's some overlap there with the problem and it has been
dealt with on the old CDBI mailing list a lot over the years. Basically, you
could try to somehow close the DBI handle after the classes and relationships
are declared by CDBI::Loader and before the threads are spawned. I don't know
how Net::Daemon works, so I don't know if that's possible or not. Since
Ima::DBI caches the DBI handle in a closure, your best bet is probably to
override db_Main() to create your DBI handle when you need it. That's covered
in the CDBI pod at


Also, check out the following Wiki articles:


Neither of those articles apply explicitly to your problem, but the solution
to your problem will be similar in concept....

Hope this helps,

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