On 3 October 2014 10:32, Peter Geoghegan <p...@heroku.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:03 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote:
>> That lowers the bar from what I thought everyone agreed on. Namely, if two
>> backends run a similar UPSERT command concurrently on a table that has more
>> than one unique constraint, they might deadlock, causing one of them to
>> throw an error instead of INSERTing or UPDATEing anything.
> It lowers the bar to a level that I am not willing to limbo dance
> under. You don't even need two unique constraints. Nothing as
> "complicated" as that is required.
> When this happens with MySQL, they have the good sense to call it a
> bug [1], and even fix it. I find the comparison with conventional
> insertion entirely unconvincing.

Is there a test case that demonstrates the problem?

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