Added to TODO.detail/transactions as a nested transaction idea.
> > Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > >> The complaints about WAL size amount to "we don't have the disk space
> > >> to keep track of this, for long-running transactions". If it doesn't
> > >> fit on disk, how likely is it that it will fit in memory?
> > > Sure, we can put on the disk if that is better.
> > I think you missed my point. Unless something can be done to make the
> > log info a lot smaller than it is now, keeping it all around until
> > transaction end is just not pleasant. Waving your hands and saying
> > that we'll keep it in a different place doesn't affect the fundamental
> > problem: if the transaction runs a long time, the log is too darn big.
> When you said long running, I thought you were concerned about long
> running in duration, not large transaction. Long duration in one-WAL
> setup would cause all transaction logs to be kept. Large transactions
> are another issue.
> One solution may be to store just the relid if many tuples are modified
> in the same table. If you stored the command counter for start/end of
> the nested transaction, it would be possible to sequential scan the
> table and undo all the affected tuples. Does that help? Again, I am
> just throwing out ideas here, hoping something will catch.
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