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Re: Hot Standby query cancellation and Streaming Replication integration

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Hot Standby query cancellation and Streaming Replication integration
Date: 2010-02-28 02:14:28
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Greg Smith wrote:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Now that I think about it, the xmin thing really doesn't seem
> > conceptually difficult.  If the slave just opens a 2nd, special query
> > connection back to the master and publishes its oldest xmin there, as
> > far as the master is concerned, it's just another query backend.
> > Could it be that easy?
> >   
> Something just like that is in fact already suggested as a workaround in 
> the Hot Standby manual:
> "The first option is to connect to the primary server and keep a query 
> active for as long as needed to run queries on the standby. This 
> guarantees that a WAL cleanup record is never generated and query 
> conflicts do not occur, as described above. This could be done using 
> contrib/dblink  and pg_sleep(), or via other mechanisms."

I am unclear how you would easily advance the snapshot as each query
completes on the slave.

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

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