2013/1/30 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>:
> I looked into the odd behavior noted recently on pgsql-novice that
> the error context stack reported by plpgsql could differ between
> first and subsequent occurrences of the same error:
> This seems to be specific to errors that are detected at plan time for a
> potentially-simple expression. The example uses "1/0" which throws an
> error when eval_const_expressions tries to simplify it. From plpgsql's
> viewpoint, the error happens when it tries to use GetCachedPlan() to get
> a plan tree that it can check for simple-ness. In this situation, we
> have not pushed _SPI_error_callback onto the error context stack, so the
> line it might contribute to the context report doesn't show up.
> However, exec_simple_check_plan is set up to mark the PLpgSQL_expr as
> non-simple at the outset, so that when it loses control due to the
> error, that's how the already-cached PLpgSQL_expr is marked. Thus, on a
> subsequent execution, we don't go through there but just pass off
> control to SPI_execute_plan --- and it *does* set up _SPI_error_callback
> before calling GetCachedPlan(). So now you get the additional line of
> There doesn't seem to be a comparable failure mode before 9.2, because
> in previous releases planning would always occur before we created a
> CachedPlanSource at all; so the failure would leave plpgsql still
> without a cached PLpgSQL_expr, and the behavior would be consistent
> across tries.
> My first thought about fixing this was to export _SPI_error_callback
> so that plpgsql could push it onto the context stack before doing
> GetCachedPlan. But that's just another piercing of the veil of
> modularity. What seems like a better solution is to export a SPI
> wrapper of GetCachedPlan() that pushes the callback locally. With a
> bit more work (a wrapper to get the CachedPlanSource list) we could
> also stop letting pl_exec.c #include spi_priv.h, which is surely a
> modularity disaster from the outset.
> Does anyone see a problem with back-patching such a fix into 9.2,
> so as to get rid of the context stack instability there?
this is clean bug, so please, back-patch it in 9.2.
> BTW, I'm also wondering if it's really necessary for plpython/plpy_spi.c
> to be looking into spi_priv.h ...
> regards, tom lane
> Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org)
> To make changes to your subscription:
In response to
pgsql-hackers by date
|Next:||From: Bruce Momjian||Date: 2013-01-30 21:35:11|
|Subject: Re: pg_ctl idempotent option|
|Previous:||From: Kevin Grittner||Date: 2013-01-30 21:28:36|
|Subject: Re: autovacuum not prioritising for-wraparound tables|