Peter Geoghegan <> writes:
> Why do you think it's better to release the shared lock while
> generating a normalized query text, only to acquire it once more? I'm
> not suggesting that it's the wrong thing to do. I'm curious about the
> reasoning around assessing the costs.

Well, it's fairly expensive to generate that text, in the case of a
large/complex statement.  It's possible that continuing to hold the lock
is nonetheless the right thing to do because release+reacquire is also
expensive; but there is no proof of that AFAIK, and I believe that
release+reacquire is not likely to be expensive unless the lock is heavily
contended, which would be exactly the conditions under which keeping it
wouldn't be such a good idea anyway.  So I'd prefer to leave it doing what
it did before, until there's some concrete evidence that keeping the lock
is a better idea.

                        regards, tom lane

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