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Re: Vote on SET in aborted transaction

From: Jan Wieck <janwieck(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Hiroshi Inoue <Inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Vote on SET in aborted transaction
Date: 2002-04-25 00:52:31
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Hiroshi Inoue wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> >
> > Right offhand, I am not seeing anything here for which there's a
> > compelling case not to roll it back on error.
> >
> > In fact, I have yet to hear *any* plausible example of a variable
> > that we would really seriously want not to roll back on error.
> Honetsly I don't understand what kind of example you
> expect. How about the following ?
> [The curren schema is schema1]
>         begin;
>         create schema foo;
>         set search_path = foo;
>         create table t1 (....);
>         .
>    [error occurs]
>         rollback;
>         insert into t1 select * from schema1.t1;
> Should the search_path be put back in this case ?
> As I mentioned already many times, it doesn't seem
> *should be* kind of thing.

    Sure  should  it!  You  gave  an example for the need to roll
    back, because otherwise you would  end  up  with  an  invalid
    search path "foo".

    I  still believe that rolling back is the only right thing to
    do. What if your application  doesn't  even  know  that  some
    changes happened? Have a trigger that set's seqscan off, does
    some stuff and intends to reset it later again. Now it elog's
    out  before,  so your application will have to live with this
    mis-setting on this pooled DB connection until  the  end?   I
    don't think so!



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