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pgsql: Fix bugs in Serializable Snapshot Isolation.

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)iki(dot)fi>
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Fix bugs in Serializable Snapshot Isolation.
Date: 2011-03-01 17:06:48
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Fix bugs in Serializable Snapshot Isolation.

Change the way UPDATEs are handled. Instead of maintaining a chain of
tuple-level locks in shared memory, copy any existing locks on the old
tuple to the new tuple at UPDATE. Any existing page-level lock needs to
be duplicated too, as a lock on the new tuple. That was neglected

Store xmin on tuple-level predicate locks, to distinguish a lock on an old
already-recycled tuple from a new tuple at the same physical location.
Failure to distinguish them caused loops in the tuple-lock chains, as
reported by YAMAMOTO Takashi. Although we don't use the chain representation
of UPDATEs anymore, it seems like a good idea to store the xmin to avoid
some false positives if no other reason.

CheckSingleTargetForConflictsIn now correctly handles the case where a lock
that's being held is not reflected in the local lock table. That happens
if another backend acquires a lock on our behalf due to an UPDATE or a page

PredicateLockPageCombine now retains locks for the page that is being
removed, rather than removing them. This prevents a potentially dangerous
false-positive inconsistency where the local lock table believes that a lock
is held, but it is actually not.

Dan Ports and Kevin Grittner



Modified Files
src/backend/access/nbtree/nbtree.c        |    1 -
src/backend/storage/lmgr/predicate.c      |  383 ++++++++++-------------------
src/include/storage/lwlock.h              |    1 -
src/include/storage/predicate_internals.h |   54 ++---
4 files changed, 148 insertions(+), 291 deletions(-)

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