Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> I've been trying to think of ways to solve these problems by having a
> >> main xact and all its subxacts share a common CID sequence (ie, a
> >> subxact would have its own xid but would not start CID over at one).
> >> If you assume that, then Bruce's idea may indeed work, since you would
> >> never replace xmin in a way that would shift the interpretation of cmin
> >> into a different CID sequence. But I suspect there is a simpler way to
> >> solve it given that constraint.
> > I thought about using a global command counter. The problem there is
> > that there is no way to control the visibility of tuples by other
> > transactions on commit except going back end fixing up tuples, which is
> > unacceptable.
> No, I said own xid --- so the "phantom xid" part is still there. But
> your idea definitely does *not* work unless you use a single CID
> sequence for the whole main xact; and I'm still wondering if there's
> not a simpler implementation possible given that assumption.
I don't understand why a single counter is needed for phantom xids. We
keep the cmin/cmax on the tuple already, and our own backend can look up
the xmin/xmax that goes with the phantom.
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