Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> Brian Hurt wrote:
>> Another possibility is to just not checksum the hint bits...
> That would work. But I'm afraid it'd make the implementation a lot more
> invasive, and also slower. The buffer manager would have to know what
> kind of a page it's dealing with, heap or index or FSM or what, to know
> where the hint bits are. Then it would have to follow the line pointers
> to locate the hint bits, and mask them out for the CRC calculation.
Right. The odds are that this'd actually be slower than the
double-buffer method, because of all the added complexity. And it would
really suck from a modularity standpoint to have bufmgr know about all
The problem we still have to solve is torn pages when writing back a
hint-bit update ...
regards, tom lane
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