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Re: DropRelFileNodeBuffers API change (was Re: [BUGS] BUG #5599: Vacuum fails due to index corruption issues)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: DropRelFileNodeBuffers API change (was Re: [BUGS] BUG #5599: Vacuum fails due to index corruption issues)
Date: 2010-11-29 14:20:15
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Excerpts from Tom Lane's message of dom ago 15 22:54:31 -0400 2010:

> I'm thinking that we need some sort of what-to-do-on-error flag passed
> into RelationTruncate, plus at least order-of-operations fixes in
> several other places, if not a wholesale refactoring of this whole call
> stack.  But I'm running out of steam and don't have a concrete proposal
> to make right now.  In any case, we've got more problems here than just
> the original one of forgetting dirty buffers too soon.

I think this fell through the cracks.  What are we going to do here?

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Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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