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Re: Index Page Split logging

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
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 14:01:50
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On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 01:17:03PM +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> That's right; shame I forgot this before I started the thread...

Actually, I think your idea has merit, it's just not as easy as
originally thought. All splits, including multiple-level splits, can be
described as a sequence of "split page X with items {S} going to the
left" followed by an "insert item into page X". The trick is that for
multi-level splits you have to split from the top down. Then each split
becomes a simple loggable operation.

But, I think in the live system we split from the bottom up (the split
and insert is a single operation), so I don't think you can actually
combine the current split algorithm with the logging operation I
suggest above.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
>  -- John F Kennedy

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