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GIN, XLogInsert and MarkBufferDirty

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: teodor(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: GIN, XLogInsert and MarkBufferDirty
Date: 2007-06-05 12:09:40
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Hi Teodor,

I think there's a little bug in ginInsertValue. A page is marked as 
dirty with MarkBufferDirty after writing the corresponding WAL record 
with XLogInsert. That's not safe, MarkBufferDirty needs to be called 
before XLogInsert to avoid a race condition in checkpoint, see comments 
in SyncOneBuffer in bufmgr.c for an explanation.

   Heikki Linnakangas


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