Vik Fearing <> writes:
> Without re-doing the work, my IRC logs show that I was bothered by this
> in src/backend/tcop/postgres.c:

>                     max_rows = pq_getmsgint(&input_message, 4);

> I needed to change max_rows to int64 which meant I had to change
> pq_getmsgint to pq_getmsgint64 which made me a little worried.

As well you should be, because we are *not* doing that.  That would be
a guaranteed-incompatible protocol change.  Fortunately, I don't see
any functional need for widening the row-limit field in execute messages;
how likely is it that someone wants to fetch exactly 3 billion rows?
The practical use-cases for nonzero row limits generally involve fetching
a bufferload worth of data at a time, so that the restriction to getting
no more than INT_MAX rows at once is several orders of magnitude away
from being a problem.

The same goes for internal uses of row limits, which makes it
questionable whether it's worth changing the width of ExecutorRun's
count parameter, which is what I assume you were on about here.  But
in any case, if we did that we'd not try to reflect it as far as here,
because the message format specs can't change.

                        regards, tom lane

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