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Re: log_newpage header comment

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: log_newpage header comment
Date: 2012-06-08 18:07:58
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On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> OK.  So what I'm thinking is that we should add a new function that
>> takes a relfilenode and a buffer and steps 4-6 of what's described in
>> transam/README: mark the buffer dirty, xlog it, and set the LSN and
>> TLI.  We might want to have this function assert that it is in a
>> critical section, for the avoidance of error.  Then anyone who wants
>> to use it can do steps 1-3, call the function, and then finish up with
>> steps 6-7.  I don't think we can cleanly encapsulate any more than
>> that.
> On further review, I think that we ought to make MarkBufferDirty() the
> caller's job, because sometimes we may need to xlog only if
> XLogIsNeeded(), but the buffer's got to get marked dirty either way.
> So I think the new function should just do step 5 - emit XLOG and set
> Proposed patch attached.

Whee, testing is fun.  Second try.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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