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pgsql: Revert patch for taking fewer snapshots.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Revert patch for taking fewer snapshots.
Date: 2012-11-26 20:56:12
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Revert patch for taking fewer snapshots.

This reverts commit d573e239f03506920938bf0be56c868d9c3416da, "Take fewer
snapshots".  While that seemed like a good idea at the time, it caused
execution to use a snapshot that had been acquired before locking any of
the tables mentioned in the query.  This created user-visible anomalies
that were not present in any prior release of Postgres, as reported by
Tomas Vondra.  While this whole area could do with a redesign (since there
are related cases that have anomalies anyway), it doesn't seem likely that
any future patch would be reasonably back-patchable; and we don't want 9.2
to exhibit a behavior that's subtly unlike either past or future releases.
Hence, revert to prior code while we rethink the problem.



Modified Files
doc/src/sgml/release-9.2.sgml     |    7 -------
src/backend/commands/portalcmds.c |    2 +-
src/backend/commands/prepare.c    |    2 +-
src/backend/executor/spi.c        |   18 +++++++++++-------
src/backend/tcop/postgres.c       |   32 +++++++++++---------------------
src/backend/tcop/pquery.c         |   15 +++++++--------
src/include/tcop/pquery.h         |    2 +-
7 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

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