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From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FPI
Date: 2011-01-28 18:42:43
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Say what? A heap deletion compacts the page --- it will certainly fail
>> badly on torn-page.

> What do you mean by "compacts the page"?  I would interpret that to
> mean "reclaims the space formerly used by the tuple being deleted",
> but it certainly can't do that.

Oh, I'm sorry, I was confusing the case with vacuum cleanup.  Obviously
hadn't consumed any caffeine yet.  Nevermind ...

			regards, tom lane

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