On Jun 3, 2008, at 5:04 PM, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 16:48 -0500, Decibel! wrote:
>> On May 30, 2008, at 9:51 AM, Simon Riggs wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 19:18 -0500, Decibel! wrote:
>>>> Is there a reason that we can't add a trigger to a table while a
>>>> select is running? This is a serious pain when trying to setup
>>>> londiste or slony.
>>> This is constrained by locking.
>>> There are a subset of DDL commands that might be able to be
>>> with just an ExclusiveLock or ShareLock rather than an
>>> AccessExclusiveLock. Nobody has studied which sub-statements this
>>> apply to, but its do-able since CREATE INDEX already does this.
>> Is there a good way to determine this other than depending on
>> knowledge of the source code?
> The source doesn't know yet. So just analysis and thinking.
> The mechanism to hold less than an AccessExclusiveLock it doesn't
> yet, but it never will unless we have a list of the things that
> might be
> performed correctly with a lower level of lock.
Ok, I'll take a stab at such a list. Can anyone think of any reasons
why CREATE TRIGGER couldn't get by with ShareLock?
Decibel!, aka Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
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