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Re: Heap page diagnostic functions

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Heap page diagnostic functions
Date: 2007-04-30 22:33:18
Message-ID: 200704302233.l3UMXIS15312@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Sounds good, though I am worried that "forensics" will not be a word
easily understood by non-native English speakers.

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Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> I'm taking over Simon's heap page diagnostic functions to get them into 
> shape for committing.
> 
> I'm thinking of having a new contrib-module for them: pgforensics. All 
> the new functions go there, and I'm also going to move bt_page_items, 
> bt_page_stats, and bt_metap functions from pgstattuple to the new 
> module. They're all low-level functions that no application should be 
> calling, so there shouldn't be any compatibility issues in moving them.
> 
> That'd leave only the functions that a DBA or tools should be concerned 
> with in pgstattuple, and all the low-level debugging aids to the new 
> module. Thoughts?
> 
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