On 11th June 2013, Markus Wanner wrote:
> >> Agreed. Postgres-R uses a CommitOrderId, which is very similar in
> >> concept, for example.
> > Do you think having this snapshot scheme would be helpful for
> Yeah, it could help to reduce patch size, after a rewrite to use such a
> >> Or why do you need to tell apart aborted from in-progress
> >> transactions by CSN?
> > I need to detect aborted transactions so they can be discared during
> > the eviction process, otherwise the sparse array will fill up. They
> > could also be filtered out by cross-referencing uncommitted slots
> > the procarray. Having the abort case do some additional work to make
> > xid assigment cheaper looks like a good tradeoff.
> I see.
> >>> Sparse buffer needs to be at least big enough to fit CSN slots for
> >>> the xids of all active transactions and non-overflowed
> >>> subtransactions. At the current level PGPROC_MAX_CACHED_SUBXIDS=64,
> >>> the minimum comes out at 16 bytes * (64 + 1) slots * 100 =
> >>> = 101.6KB per buffer, or 203KB total in the default configuration.
> >> A CSN is 8 bytes, the XID 4, resulting in 12 bytes per slot. So I
> >> guess the given 16 bytes includes alignment to 8 byte boundaries.
> Sounds good.
> > 8 byte alignment for CSNs is needed for atomic if not something else.
> Oh, right, atomic writes.
> > I think the size could be cut in half by using a base value for CSNs
> > if we assume that no xid is active for longer than 2B transactions as
> > is currently the case. I didn't want to include the complication in
> > the first iteration, so I didn't verify if that would have any
> > gotchas.
> In Postgres-R, I effectively used a 32-bit order id which wraps around.
> In this case, I guess adjusting the base value will get tricky.
> Wrapping could probably be used as well, instead.
> > The number of times each cache line can be invalidated is bounded by
> > 8.
> Hm.. good point.
We are also planning to implement CSN based snapshot.
So I am curious to know whether any further development is happening on this.
If not then what is the reason?
Am I missing something?
Thanks and Regards,
Kumar Rajeev Rastogi
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