On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 06:47:18PM -0300, Tom Lane wrote:
> Implement sharable row-level locks, and use them for foreign key references
> to eliminate unnecessary deadlocks. This commit adds SELECT ... FOR SHARE
> paralleling SELECT ... FOR UPDATE. The implementation uses a new SLRU
> data structure (managed much like pg_subtrans) to represent multiple-
> transaction-ID sets.
One point I didn't quite understand was the business about XLogging
heap_lock_tuple. I had to reread your mail to -hackers on this issue
several times to get it (as you can see I don't fully grok the WAL
rules). Now, I believe that heap_mark4update was wrong on this, no?
Only it didn't matter because after a crash nobody cared about the
One nice side effect of this is that the 2PC patch now has this problem
solved. The bad part is that locking a tuple emits an (non-XLogFlushed)
WAL record and it may have a performance impact. (We should have better
performance overall I think, because transactions are no longer locked
on foreign key checking.)
Anyway: many thanks for updating the patch to an usable state. I'm
sorry to have inflicted all those bugs upon you.
Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[@]dcc.uchile.cl>)
"La soledad es compañía"