Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> >> OK, fair enough. My implication that only page formats were at issue
> >> was off-base. My underlying point was that I think we have to be
> >> prepared to write code that can understand old binary formats (on the
> >> tuple, page, or relation level) if we want this to work and work
> >> reliably. I believe that there has been much resistance to that idea.
> > We keep looking for cheaper alternatives. There may not be any...
> Yeah. I think we might need to bite the bullet on that and start
> thinking more about different strategies for handling page versioning to
> satisfy various needs. I've been convinced for a while that some sort of
> versioning scheme is inevitable, but I do understand the reluctance.
I always felt our final solution would be a combination of pg_migrator
for system catalog changes and page format conversion for page changes.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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