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Re: time table for beta1

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Dan Ports <drkp(at)csail(dot)mit(dot)edu>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: time table for beta1
Date: 2011-04-04 23:04:59
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On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> * Robert Haas (robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
>> Well, the flip side is that if you have appropriate logging turned on,
>> you might be able to go back and look at what the transaction that
>> took the lock actually did, which won't be possible if you arbitrarily
>> throw the PID away.
> What'd be horribly useful would be the pid and the *time* that the lock
> was taken..  Knowing just the pid blows, since the pid could technically
> end up reused (tho not terribly likely) in the time frame you're trying
> to figure out what happened during..

Well, I don't think we're likely to redesign pg_locks at this point,
so it's a question of making the best use of the fields we have to
work with.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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