Re: tuplesort_gettuple_common() and *should_free argument

From: Peter Geoghegan <pg(at)heroku(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: hlinnaka <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: tuplesort_gettuple_common() and *should_free argument
Date: 2016-12-12 19:30:02
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On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> I think this patch might have a bug. In the existing code,
> tuplesort_gettupleslot sets should_free = true if it isn't already
> just before calling ExecStoreMinimalTuple((MinimalTuple) stup.tuple,
> slot, should_free), so it seems that ExecStoreMinimalTuple() will
> always get "true" as the fourth argument. However the patch changes
> that line of code like this:
> + ExecStoreMinimalTuple((MinimalTuple) stup.tuple, slot, false);
> So the patch seems to have the effect of changing the fourth argument
> to this call to ExecStoreMinimalTuple() from always-true to
> always-false. I might be missing something, but my guess is that's
> not right.

There was a memory leak added by 0001-*, but then fixed by 0002-*. I
should have done more testing of 0001-* alone. Oops.

Attached revision of 0001-* fixes this. A revised 0002-* is also
attached, just as a convenience for reviewers (they won't need to
resolve the conflict themselves).

Peter Geoghegan

Attachment Content-Type Size
0002-Avoid-copying-within-tuplesort_gettupleslot.patch text/x-patch 6.4 KB
0001-Remove-should_free-tuplesort-routine-arguments.patch text/x-patch 12.5 KB

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