Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl> writes:
> Using Phantom Xids
> The idea here is to use an approach similar to what we use now: mark the
> tuples with an Xid when it is locked. A phantom Xid is a sort-of Xid,
> with multiple real Xids associated to it. So we mark the tuple with the
> regular Xid the first time the share lock is acquired; if a second
> transaction wants to lock the tuple, it creates a new phantom Xid which
> "contains" the original Xid in the tuple and its own Xid, insert it into
> the phantom Xid table, and mark the tuple with that as Xmax.
That sounds like a fancy way to describe "make a linked list of lockers".
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