Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> The plpython patch Jan just submitted reminds me that several of the PLs
>> detect whether they have obsolete cached data by noting whether the
>> tuple's xmin *and* TID are the same as previously seen.
>> Can anyone think of a situation this does not cover?

> What about this:

> 1. We cache the data, saving xmin X1 and TID T1.

> 2. VACUUM FULL moves the tuple to TID T2 but stores some other tuple in TID 
> T1.

> 3. If the tuple that is now at TID T1 happens to have xmin = X1, we're
> in trouble.

No, because remember that we're also effectively demanding a match on
OID (because we fetch the tuple by OID to begin with) and that the tuple
be live (else we won't fetch it at all).  There should not be another
live tuple with the same OID that vacuum could move to T1 --- if there
is, we've got worse problems than a broken caching check.

                        regards, tom lane

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