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Detection deadlock algorithms in MySQL

An expert describes where to find information on detection deadlock algorithms in MySQL.

Are there free versions of InnoDB's deadlock detection algorithm?

MySQL is open source. All the algorithms are free. The only difficulty is getting them in a readable form.

Sasha Pachev's book, Understanding MySQL Internals, briefly discusses the deadlock detection algorithm. It's a good place to start before diving into the source code.

This was first published in July 2007

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