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Re: pgstattuple locking fix

From: ITAGAKI Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: pgstattuple locking fix
Date: 2007-10-22 09:42:44
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> ITAGAKI Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp> writes:
> > Here is a trivial fix of locking issue in pgstattuple().
> Hmm, is this really a bug, and if so how far back does it go?
> I'm thinking that having a pin on the buffer should be enough to
> call PageGetHeapFreeSpace.

Hmm... we might use pd_upper and pd_lower at different times,
but the error is ok for pgstattuple purpose.
(It might be dangerous for tuple insertion, though.)
Inconsistent usage of locks is confusable -- remove them, please.

Index: contrib/pgstattuple/pgstattuple.c
--- contrib/pgstattuple/pgstattuple.c	(HEAD)
+++ contrib/pgstattuple/pgstattuple.c	(working copy)
@@ -289,9 +289,7 @@
 		while (block <= tupblock)
 			buffer = ReadBuffer(rel, block);
-			LockBuffer(buffer, BUFFER_LOCK_SHARE);
 			stat.free_space += PageGetHeapFreeSpace((Page) BufferGetPage(buffer));
-			LockBuffer(buffer, BUFFER_LOCK_UNLOCK);

ITAGAKI Takahiro
NTT Open Source Software Center

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