Dennis Putnam wrote:Thanks again. To me the only thing that makes sense is the last. I can't think of any reason why a close failure would do anything bad enough to prevent the app from running (does it prevent future connections or future uses of NEW statements?). That is the crux of my question. What possible harm, under any circumstance, would ignoring a close failure cause?
Dennis Putnam wrote:But would not the next connection attempt fail? In that case it would be caught by the exception on the connection attempt. That, I do always consider a fatal error.
Bear Bibeault wrote:what happens if the DB runs out of connections because they weren't properly closed?