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Chapter 12. Locking > Understanding Locking

Understanding Locking

The concept of locking is well established in multi-user environments. File locking prevents multiple users from editing a file at the same time. Database management systems also use locking by allowing different users to access the same records without interference. In a ColdFusion environment, locking is used to explicitly manage the sequence in which concurrent requests are processed.

There are generally two reasons to use locks within ColdFusion:


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