Re: speeding up planning with partitions

From: David Rowley <david(dot)rowley(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Amit Langote <Langote_Amit_f8(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
Cc: "Imai, Yoshikazu" <imai(dot)yoshikazu(at)jp(dot)fujitsu(dot)com>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: speeding up planning with partitions
Date: 2019-01-28 04:18:02
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On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 at 02:00, Amit Langote
<Langote_Amit_f8(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp> wrote:
> On 2019/01/09 9:09, David Rowley wrote:
> > postgres=# update parent set c = c where a = 333;
> > server closed the connection unexpectedly
> > This probably means the server terminated abnormally
> > before or while processing the request.
> >
> > I didn't look into what's causing the crash.
> I tried your example, but it didn't crash for me:
> explain update parent set c = c where a = 333;
> ────────────────────────────────────────────────────
> Update on parent (cost=0.00..0.00 rows=0 width=0)
> -> Result (cost=0.00..0.00 rows=0 width=54)
> One-Time Filter: false
> (3 rows)

I had a closer look. The crash is due to
set_inherit_target_rel_sizes() forgetting to set has_live_children to
false. This results in the relation not properly being set to a dummy
rel and the code then making a modify table node without any subnodes.
That crashes due to getTargetResultRelInfo() returning NULL due to
rootResultRelInfo and resultRelInfo both being NULL.

The attached fixes it. If you were not seeing the crash then
has_live_children must have been zero/false by chance during your

A simple case of:

create table listp (a int, b int) partition by list(a);
create table listp1 partition of listp for values in(1);
update listp set b = b + 1 where a = 42;

was crashing for me.

David Rowley
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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