On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Not sure about the log line, but allowing pgstattuple to distinguish
>> between recently-dead and quite-thoroughly-dead seems useful.
> The dividing line is enormously unstable though.  pgstattuple's idea of
> RecentGlobalXmin could even be significantly different from that of a
> concurrently running VACUUM.  I can see the point of having VACUUM log
> what it did, but opinions from the peanut gallery aren't worth much.

Hmm, you have a point.

But as Yeb points out, it seems like we should at least try to be more
consistent about the terminology.

Robert Haas
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