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Re: pgsql/src/backend/access/transam (xact.c)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql/src/backend/access/transam (xact.c)
Date: 2000-11-10 00:55:36
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > I thought there were some cases where looking up the index on pg_index
> > lead to an infinite recursion.  Maybe that is gone now.
> No, that behavior is still there, and the special-case code for it
> is still there in catcache.c (I did try taking it out just to see
> what would happen ... sure 'nuff, infinite recursion).

OK, I understand.

> But the routines in indexing.c weren't bringing anything to the party,
> except for a restatement of the scankeys needed for various system
> indexes.  And the syscache has that same info already.  Everytime we did
> a tuple fetch for a syscache, the routine in indexing.c was redoing
> ScanKeyEntryInitialize() calls to recompute the same scankey information
> already present in the syscache.  Waste of time, particularly the
> fmgr_info() call.
> I left a couple of the indexing.c routines in place because there were
> hardwired calls to them in relcache.c.  But most of them aren't needed,
> and they certainly aren't valuable enough to expect people to make
> another one everytime they make a new syscache ...

Yes, I see that now.  Very nice.  It was a pain to update for new

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