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 performed
> 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?
Decibel!, aka Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
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