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Re: CheckpointStartLock starvation

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CheckpointStartLock starvation
Date: 2007-04-02 20:50:49
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
>> As a proposed fix, instead of acquiring the CheckpointStartLock in 
>> RecordTransactionCommit, we set a flag in MyProc saying "commit in 
>> progress". Checkpoint will scan through the procarray and make note of 
>> any commit in progress transactions, after computing the new redo record 
>> ptr, and wait for all of them to finish before flushing clog.
> What sort of "wait for finish" mechanism do you have in mind?  While
> I've always thought CheckpointStartLock is a pretty ugly solution,
> I'm not sure the above is better.

I was thinking of XactLockTableWait.

   Heikki Linnakangas

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