Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> On 05.12.2010 18:26, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Andres Freund<andres(at)anarazel(dot)de> writes:
> >> On Sunday 05 December 2010 17:42:59 Tom Lane wrote:
> >>> I think the reason the given example fails is just that it's all being
> >>> done in one transaction. If the null-containing row were known dead
> >>> it wouldn't get indexed. So: commit.
> >> Um I doubt it.
> > [ gets out gdb... ] Oh: the reason GIN is complaining is that it's just
> > looking at ARR_HASNULL(), and the array's has-nulls flag is still set
> > because we don't bother to try to clear it after replacing one element
> > of the array. (Which in general would be an expensive thing to try to
> > do...)
> > If we were intending to leave GIN in its current nulls-hating state,
> > the thing to do would be to replace the stupid ARR_HASNULL check with
> > something more intelligent. But really it needs to be fixed to handle
> > nulls properly, so I'm thinking that might be a dead-end patch.
> Sounds like we'd still want to just replace ARR_HASNULL() with something
> more intelligent in back-branches though.
Added to TODO:
Improve GIN's handling of NULL array values
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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