|From:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|To:||Chapman Flack <chap(at)anastigmatix(dot)net>|
|Cc:||PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
|Subject:||Re: vary read_only in SPI calls? or poke at the on-entry snapshot?|
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Chapman Flack <chap(at)anastigmatix(dot)net> writes:
> Would it be unprecedented / be unreasonable / break anything for the
> install_jar function to simply force a CommandCounterIncrement
> at the end of step 1 (after its temporary snapshot has been popped,
> so the former/on-entry ActiveSnapshot gets the increment)?
The risk you take there is changing the behavior of calling function(s).
> DECISION TIME ...
> 1. fiddle the loader to always pass read_only => false to SPI calls,
> regardless of the volatility of the function it is loading for.
> 2. leave the loader alone, and adjust install_jar (an infrequent
> operation) to do something heretical with its on-entry snapshot.
I suspect #1 is less likely to have bad side-effects. But I've not
done any careful analysis.
regards, tom lane
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