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Re: Patch queue concern

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patch queue concern
Date: 2007-03-28 19:48:30
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 21:15 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Right now, all the patches I think are ready for review are in the patch
> > queue:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > However, with feature freeze coming on Sunday, I am worried because
> > there are a significant number of patches that have are not ready for
> > review because they have not been completed by their authors.
> It's probably a good idea to have a queue of those too, to allow others
> to finish them if the original author hasn't/can't/won't. I'm not sure
> which ones you mean.

At this point, with four days left before feature freeze, if the authors
don't finish them, I doubt someone else is going to be able to do it.

> I have at least 2 patches that depend upon other patches in the queue.
> I'm not sure how to go about completing them, so any advice or guidance
> would be welcome:
> - Scan_recycle_buffers depends upon synchronised scans because we agreed
> we would use the same parameter (if any exists) to govern the behaviour.
> Should I write a patch-on-patch? What happens if the patch changes after
> review? ISTM I should just wait until the first one is applied and then
> I can make the necessary changes in about an hour. The patch's main
> functionality is complete.

Yes, that is fine.  I was unaware that is why the patch wasn't "done".
Once synchronised scans is in, I will go back to you and ask for a new
version against CVS.  I will put your email in the patch queue as a

> - Fast cluster conflicts with Heikki's cluster patch, so one of them
> will need fixing depending which is applied first. I don't mind if its
> me going second. I also have proposed an additional mode on VACUUM FULL
> that builds upon Heikki's patch - should I submit that also, even though
> it cannot be applied?

OK, same rules.  I am just glad that is all that was hold them up.  I
was worried.  What about the delayed fsync patch?

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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