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Re: SSI, simplified

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "Simon Riggs" <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
Cc: <drkp(at)csail(dot)mit(dot)edu>, "Heikki Linnakangas" <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SSI, simplified
Date: 2011-01-26 15:00:34
Message-ID: 4D3FE2B20200002500039CF7@gw.wicourts.gov (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com> wrote:
 
> So in the Compatibility release notes for 9.1 we should say:
> 
> "Applications that request SERIALIZABLE mode will now experience
> different and fully correct behaviour. The new mode does not
> currently work in Hot Standby mode, and an error will be returned
> if this is requested. If the previous serializable behaviour is
> required, users should request transaction isolation mode
> REPEATABLE READ."
 
Yeah, we definitely need to mention it in the release notes.  I feel
there should also be notes in the regular docs, but Heikki would
(quite understandably) prefer to minimize changes to the current
patch until it is committed and deal with that such issues in
smaller follow-up patches.
 
-Kevin

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