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Re: Index Page Split logging

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: Gokulakannan Somasundaram <gokul007(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Index Page Split logging
Date: 2008-01-02 13:17:03
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On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 13:54 +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 04:46:11PM +0530, Gokulakannan Somasundaram wrote:
> > > All indexes are done by user-defined functions, even b-trees. People can
> > > make their own b-tree indexes by defining an operator class. Note that
> > > "user-defined" is this case means anything called via the fmgr
> > > interface.
> > 
> > Again, i think i have one more wrong understanding. My understanding is,
> > We are discussing about user-defined functions because, they might be
> > actually be mutable functions, but the user might have classified as
> > immutable. 
> This is where it gets a bit beyond by depth, so someone may have to
> correct me. The point is that during the recovery the system is not yet
> fully running and not everything works yet. For example, what happens
> if the system crashed halfway through updating a page in pg_proc and
> that page needs to be recovered from WAL. Yet to insert into the index
> you need to be able to read pg_am, pg_amproc, pg_proc at least,
> probably more.

That's right; shame I forgot this before I started the thread...

  Simon Riggs

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