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Re: logical changeset generation v3 - comparison to Postgres-R change set format

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Markus Wanner <markus(at)bluegap(dot)ch>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: logical changeset generation v3 - comparison to Postgres-R change set format
Date: 2012-11-16 14:14:32
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On 2012-11-16 14:46:39 +0100, Markus Wanner wrote:
> You may have noticed that there's an additional COID field. This is an
> identifier for the transaction that last changed this tuple. Together
> with the primary key, it effectively identifies the exact version of a
> tuple (during its lifetime, for example before vs after an UPDATE). This
> in turn is used by Postgres-R to detect conflicts.

Whats the data type of the "COID" in -R?

In the patchset the output plugin has enough data to get the old xid and
the new xid in the case of updates (not in the case of deletes, but
thats a small bug and should be fixable with a single line of code), and
it has enough information to extract the primary key without problems.

I wonder whether we also should track the xid epoch...

> It may be possible to add that to the proposed format as well, for it to
> be able to implement a Postgres-R-like algorithm.

I don't know the exact Postgres-R algorithm (but I queued reading some
papers you referred to when we talked), but I guess what we have in mind
is roughly similar - its just not even remotely part of this patchset ;)

Andres Freund

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