On 27 May 2014 07:42, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote:
>> On 05/26/2014 02:26 PM, Greg Stark wrote:
>>>> Another idea would be to have separate checkpoints for each buffer
>>> partition. You would have to start recovery from the oldest checkpoint of
>>> any of the partitions.
>> Yeah. Simon suggested that when we talked about this, but I didn't 
>> understand how that works at the time. I think I do now. The key to making 
>> it work is distinguishing, when starting recovery from the latest 
>> checkpoint, whether a record for a given page can be replayed safely. I used 
>> flags on WAL records in my proposal to achieve this, but using buffer 
>> partitions is simpler.
> Interesting. I just thought of it independently.

Actually, I heard it from Doug Tolbert in 2005, based on how another
DBMS coped with that issue.

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