YA attempt to stabilize the results of the postgres_fdw regression test. We've made multiple attempts to stabilize the plans shown by commit 1bc0100d2, with little success so far. The reason for the remaining instability seems to be that if a transaction (such as auto-analyze) is running concurrently with the test, then get_actual_variable_range may return a maximum value for "T 1"."C 1" that's far away from the actual max, as a result of our having transiently inserted such a value earlier in the test. Because we use a non-MVCC snapshot to fetch the value (for performance reasons), the presence of other transactions can cause that function to return entries that are actually dead.
To fix, use a less extreme value in the earlier transient insertion, so that whether it is visible or not won't affect the selectivity estimate. The use of 9999 there seems to have been picked with the aid of a dartboard anyway, rather than having a specific reason. Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/16962.1523551...@sss.pgh.pa.us Branch ------ master Details ------- https://git.postgresql.org/pg/commitdiff/2fe977712c7375ccb1b6ddf7dfb234d0db903f16 Modified Files -------------- contrib/postgres_fdw/expected/postgres_fdw.out | 18 +++++++++--------- contrib/postgres_fdw/sql/postgres_fdw.sql | 12 ++++++------ 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)