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Re: Bug #613: Sequence values fall back to previously checkpointed

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ben Grimm <bgrimm(at)zaeon(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Vadim Mikheev <vmikheev(at)sectorbase(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Bug #613: Sequence values fall back to previously checkpointed
Date: 2002-03-13 19:39:37
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Ben Grimm <bgrimm(at)zaeon(dot)com> writes:
> It seems like you just need to ensure that when the sequence is loaded 
> from disk that log_cnt gets updated and written back to disk before the 
> sequence is used.  I'm not sure of the impact, but I can't reproduce the 
> bugs after making these changes.  I just added a flag to the SeqTableData 
> struct to say whether its been logged yet - this seems like overkill.. 
> but it works for me :-)  (at least in the scenarios I've tried)

I don't think that can work.  AFAICT what your patch does is to ensure
a WAL record is written by the first nextval() in any given backend
session.  But what we need is to ensure a WAL record from the first
nextval() after a checkpoint.  The failure cases for your patch would
involve backends that have been running for longer than one checkpoint
cycle ...

			regards, tom lane

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