On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 1:47 AM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 1:19 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote: >> On 2015-10-31 11:02:12 +0530, Amit Kapila wrote: >> > On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 11:05 PM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> >> > wrote: >> > > >> > > On 1 October 2015 at 23:30, Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote: >> > >> >> > >> On 10/01/2015 07:43 AM, Robert Haas wrote: >> > >> > On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com> >> > wrote: >> > >> >> I wonder how much it's worth renaming only the file extension >> > >> >> while >> > >> >> there are many places where "visibility map" and "vm" are used, >> > >> >> for example, log messages, function names, variables, etc. >> > >> > >> > >> > I'd be inclined to keep calling it the visibility map (vm) even if >> > >> > it >> > >> > also contains freeze information. >> > >> > >> > >> > What is your main worry about changing the name of this map, is it >> > about more code churn or is it about that we might introduce new issues >> > or is it about that people are already accustomed to call this map as >> > visibility map? >> >> Several: >> * Visibility map is rather descriptive, none of the replacement terms >> imo come close. Few people will know what a 'freeze' map is. >> * It increases the size of the patch considerably >> * It forces tooling that knows about the layout of the database >> directory to change their tools >> > > All these points are legitimate. > >> On the benfit side the only argument I've heard so far is that it allows >> to disambiguate the format. But, uh, a look at the major version does >> that just as well, for far less trouble. >> >> > It seems to me quite logical for understanding purpose as well. Any new >> > person who wants to work in this area or is looking into it will always >> > wonder why this map is named as visibility map even though it contains >> > information about visibility of page as well as frozen state of page. >> >> Being frozen is about visibility as well. >> > > OTOH being visible doesn't mean page is frozen. I understand that frozen is > related to visibility, but still it is a separate state of page and used for > different > purpose. I think this is a subjective point and we could go either way, it > is > just a matter in which way more people are comfortable.
I'm stickin' with what I said before, and what I think Andres is saying too: renaming the map is a horrible idea. It produces lots of code churn for no real benefit. We usually avoid such changes, and I think we should do so here, too. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers