[mod_python] having modpython make a data base connection

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 21:58:06 EDT 2007

For starters, if you haven't read:


do so.

Second, be very careful about putting database connection objects in
modules which are candidates for reloading. For stuff about how to
deal with this if you want to do that, read documentation for
import_module() in:


I'll let others argue the merits of database connection pooling versus
a connection per request as not an area I have direct experience with.


On 13/06/07, David Bear <David.Bear at asu.edu> wrote:
> I don't want to start a flame ware here, but I'm starting to develop
> and application that will connect to a postgresql server.
> I realize there are probably a dozen things I should know about
> modpython before I begin.
> I will be use the standard python handler. I won't be using publisher
> or psp (at least I think).
> I am afraid of issues like having modpython make a db connection
> object that is not shared properly --. The more terrifying question is
> what should be be asking.
> I wonder if someone has develop a top ten rules of thumb when using
> modpython with sql data base connections?
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