> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Kouhei Kaigai <kai...@ak.jp.nec.com> wrote:
> > This patch needs to be rebased.
> > One thing different from the latest version is fdw_recheck_quals of
> > ForeignScan was added. So, ...
> >
> > (1) Principle is that FDW driver knows what qualifiers were pushed down
> > and how does it kept in the private field. So, fdw_recheck_quals is
> > redundant and to be reverted.
> >
> > (2) Even though the principle is as described in (1), however,
> > wired logic in ForeignRecheck() and fdw_recheck_quals are useful
> > default for most of FDW drivers. So, it shall be kept and valid
> > only if RecheckForeignScan callback is not defined.
> >
> > Which is better approach for the v3 patch?
> > My preference is (1), because fdw_recheck_quals is a new feature,
> > thus, FDW driver has to be adjusted in v9.5 more or less, even if
> > it already supports qualifier push-down.
> > In general, interface becomes more graceful to stick its principle.
> fdw_recheck_quals seems likely to be very convenient for FDW authors,
> and I think ripping it out would be a terrible decision.
OK, I try to co-exist fdw_recheck_quals and RecheckForeignScan callback.

> I think ForeignRecheck should first call ExecQual to test
> fdw_recheck_quals.  If it returns false, return false.  If it returns
> true, then give the FDW callback a chance, if one is defined.  If that
> returns false, return false.   If we haven't yet returned false,
> return true.
I think ExecQual on fdw_recheck_quals shall be called next to the
RecheckForeignScan callback, because econtext->ecxt_scantuple shall
not be reconstructed unless RecheckForeignScan callback is not called
if scanrelid==0.

If RecheckForeignScan is called prior to ExecQual, FDW driver can
take either of two options according to its preference.

(1) RecheckForeignScan callback reconstruct a joined tuple based on
    the primitive EPQ slots, but nothing are rechecked by itself.
    ForeignRecheck runs ExecQual on fdw_recheck_quals that represents
    qualifiers of base relations and join condition.

(2) RecheckForeignScan callback reconstruct a joined tuple based on
    the primitive EPQ slots, then rechecks qualifiers of base relations
    and join condition by itself. It put NIL on fdw_recheck_quals, so
    ExecQual in ForeignRecheck() always true.

In either case, we cannot use ExecQual prior to reconstruction of
a joined tuple because only FDW driver knows how to reconstruct it.
So, it means ForeignScan with scanrelid==0 always has to set NIL on
fdw_recheck_quals, if we would put ExecQual prior to the callback.

NEC Business Creation Division / PG-Strom Project
KaiGai Kohei <kai...@ak.jp.nec.com>

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