Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> writes:
> Two things that are not bugs, but I'd like to change just to make this
> tool easier to maintain, and to generally clean things up:
> 1. When creating a sequence, we first use simple_heap_insert() to insert
> the sequence tuple, which creates a WAL record. Then we write a new
> sequence RM WAL record about the same thing. The reason is that the WAL
> record written by regular heap_insert is bogus for a sequence tuple.
> After replaying just the heap insertion, but not the other record, the
> page doesn't have the magic value indicating that it's a sequence, i.e.
> it's broken as a sequence page. That's OK because we only do this when
> creating a new sequence, so if we crash between those two records, the
> whole relation is not visible to anyone. Nevertheless, I'd like to fix
> that by using PageAddItem directly to insert the tuple, instead of
> simple_heap_insert. We have to override the xmin field of the tuple
> anyway, and we don't need any of the other services like finding the
> insert location, toasting, visibility map or freespace map updates, that
> simple_heap_insert() provides.
> 2. _bt_restore_page, when restoring a B-tree page split record. It adds
> tuples to the page in reverse order compared to how it's done in master.
> There is a comment noting that, and it asks "Is it worth changing just
> on general principles?". Yes, I think it is.
> Any objections to changing those two?
Not here. I've always suspected #2 was going to bite us someday anyway.
regards, tom lane
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