Kevin Grittner wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Alvaro Herrera
> <> wrote:

> > I said that we should change BufferGetPage into having the snapshot
> > check built-in, except in the cases where a flag is passed; and the flag
> > would be passed in all cases except those 30-something you identified.
> > In other words, the behavior in all the current callsites would be
> > identical to what's there today; we could have a macro do the first
> > check so that we don't introduce the overhead of a function call in the
> > 450 cases where it's not needed.
> In many of the places that BufferGetPage is called there is not a
> snapshot available.  I assume that you would be OK with an Assert
> that the flag was passed if the snapshot is NULL?

Sure, that's fine.

BTW I said "a macro" but I was forgetting that we have static inline
functions in headers now, which means you can avoid the horrors of
actually writing a macro.

Álvaro Herrera      
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