Re: [HACKERS] GSoC 2017: weekly progress reports (week 4) and patch for hash index

From: Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alexander Korotkov <a(dot)korotkov(at)postgrespro(dot)ru>
Cc: Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Shubham Barai <shubhambaraiss(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Andrew Borodin <amborodin86(at)gmail(dot)com>, Kevin Grittner <kgrittn(at)gmail(dot)com>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] GSoC 2017: weekly progress reports (week 4) and patch for hash index
Date: 2018-03-13 13:57:30
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On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 7:18 PM, Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:18 AM, Alexander Korotkov
> <a(dot)korotkov(at)postgrespro(dot)ru> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 2:53 PM, Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:27 AM, Thomas Munro
>>> > If that is indeed a race, could it be fixed by
>>> > calling PredicateLockPageSplit() at the start of _hash_splitbucket()
>>> > instead?
>>> >
>>> Yes, but I think it would be better if we call this once we are sure
>>> that at least one tuple from the old bucket has been transferred
>>> (consider if all tuples in the old bucket are dead).
>> Is it really fair? For example, predicate lock can be held by session
>> which queried some key, but didn't find any corresponding tuple.
>> If we imagine this key should be in new bucket while all existing
>> tuples would be left in old bucket. As I get, in this case no locks
>> would be transferred since no tuples were moved to the new bucket.
>> So, further insertion to the new bucket wouldn't conflict with session,
>> which looked for non-existing key, while it should. Do it make sense?
> Valid point, I think on split we should always transfer locks from old
> bucket to new bucket.

Attached patch changes it as per above suggestion.

With Regards,
Amit Kapila.

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