Understand the basics of locks and deadlocks in MySQL (Part I)

Let’s not get scared of MySQL deadlock anymore

Lynn G. Kwong
12 min readNov 1, 2021

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Deadlocks are difficult to be totally avoided in transactional databases like InnoDB in MySQL. When you first see a deadlock in your application, you may get scared by its error message and get overwhelmed by the logs shown by SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS. In this series of posts, the deadlocks in MySQL will be demystified, and you will learn to read the deadlock message and also solve deadlock problems in your application.

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Lynn G. Kwong

I’m a Software Developer (https://medium.com/@lynn-kwong) keen on sharing thoughts, tutorials, and solutions for the best practice of software development.