Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> And there is a larger problem with this: I'm not sure that it's
>> appropriate for apply_projection_to_path to assume that the subpath is not
>> shared with any other purposes. If it is shared, and we update the
>> subpath's target in-place, we just broke the other path chains.
> That's true. I don't see an obvious hazard here, because the Gather's
> child came from the rel's partial_pathlist, and the only way it gets
> used from there is to stick the Gather on top of it. So it really
> can't show up anywhere else. I think.
The key question I think is could there ever be more than one Gather
sharing the same subpath?
> (To some lesser extent, apply_projection_to_path is always
> scary like that.)
Right, that's why there's also create_projection_path for when you
> Mmmph. That seems like a 2-bit solution, but I guess it would work.
> What if we taught create_projection_plan() to elide the Result node in
> that case?
Yeah, I was thinking about the same thing. The comment block above
where you're looking would need some adjustment.
regards, tom lane
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