On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> writes:
>> On 2013-11-02 15:29:36 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Attached is a proposed patch for this. It fixes most of the functions
>>> in printtup.c to use a per-row memory context. (I did not bother to
>>> fix debugtup(), which is used only in standalone mode. If you're doing
>>> queries large enough for mem leaks to be problematic in standalone mode,
>>> you're nuts.)
>> FWIW, by that definition I have been nuts several time in the past -
>> without much choice since I was recovering data from a corrupted cluster
>> and the database couldn't be started normally. This now has gotten worse
>> (even in the backbranches) since debugtup won't clean up detoasted data
>> But I guess the solution for that is to use COPY in those situations
>> which shouldn't have that problem and should work. Also, easier to parse ;)
> Considering the output from debugtup goes to stdout where it will be
> intermixed with prompts etc, I'd have to think that COPY is a way better
> solution for dealing with bulk data.
> Really I'd like to see standalone mode, in its current form, go away
> completely. I had a prototype patch for allowing psql and other clients
> to interface to a standalone backend. I think getting that finished would
> be a way more productive use of time than improving debugtup.
The last patch including Windows implementation was posted at below
link sometime back.
If this is the right thing, I can rebase the patch and make it ready.
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