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check_srf_call_placement() isn't always setting p_hasTargetSRFs

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: check_srf_call_placement() isn't always setting p_hasTargetSRFs
Date: 2017-01-16 08:15:48
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while working on [1] (works, harmless regression check failures aside,
needs cleanup), I noticed $subject.  Without fixing EXPR_KIND_VALUES to
set p_hasTargetSRFs the query has Query->hasTargetSRF wrongly set.
Which in turn breaks your planner code, as it's not being triggered

Is there a reason not to just set p_hasTargetSRFs once towards the end
of the function, instead of doing so for all the non-error cases?  That
fixes INSERT ... VALUES(generate_series()) with your approach for me.

I also noticed that we currently don't actually handle
Query->hasTargetSRF correct when said SRF is in a VALUES() block. As
there the SRFs are't in the targetlist

PlannerInfo *
subquery_planner(PlannerGlobal *glob, Query *parse,
				 PlannerInfo *parent_root,
				 bool hasRecursion, double tuple_fraction)
	/* Constant-folding might have removed all set-returning functions */
	if (parse->hasTargetSRFs)
		parse->hasTargetSRFs = expression_returns_set((Node *) parse->targetList);

unsets that SRFs exist.  I'm not really sure whether that's bad or good
- it right now doesn't cause active problems because of
		 * Process INSERT ... VALUES with a single VALUES sublist.  We treat
		 * this case separately for efficiency.  The sublist is just computed
		 * directly as the Query's targetlist, with no VALUES RTE.  So it
		 * works just like a SELECT without any FROM.

As we don't support SRFs in any other kind of values (ValuesNext calls
ExecEvalExpr isDone = NULL), that appears to be effectless right now.
But we'd get better errormessage if we made check_srf_call_placement()
error out. I wonder if there should be a seperate expression type for
the INSERT ... VALUES(exactly-one-row); since that behaves quite


Andres Freund



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