Re: [HACKERS] WAL logging problem in 9.4.3?

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] WAL logging problem in 9.4.3?
Date: 2018-07-16 20:14:09
Message-ID: 20180716201409.2qfcneo4qkdwjvpv@alvherre.pgsql
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On 2018-Jul-12, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:

> > > Thanks for the pointer. My tap test has been covering two out of
> > > the three scenarios you have in your script. I have been able to
> > > convert the extra as the attached, and I have added as well an
> > > extra test with TRUNCATE triggers. So it seems to me that we want
> > > to disable the optimization if any type of trigger are defined on
> > > the relation copied to as it could be possible that these triggers
> > > work on the blocks copied as well, for any BEFORE/AFTER and
> > > STATEMENT/ROW triggers. What do you think?
> >
> > Yeah, this seems like the only sane approach.
> Doesn't have to be a trigger, could be a CHECK constraint, datatype
> input function, etc. Admittedly, having a datatype input function that
> inserts to the table is worth a "huh?", but I'm feeling very confident
> that we can catch all such cases, and some of them might even be
> sensible.

A counterexample could be a a JSON compresion scheme that uses a catalog
for a dictionary of keys. Hasn't this been described already? Also not
completely out of the question for GIS data, I think (Not sure if
PostGIS does this already.)

Álvaro Herrera
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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