On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> Here's a patch doing so.  Note that, after putting the record into RM_XACT_ID
> first, I've decided to make it a RM_STANDBY_ID type record. I think it's
> likely that this is going to be needed beyond transaction commits, and
> it generally seems to fit better into standby.c; even if it's a bit
> awkward that commit records contain similar data. To avoid duplicating
> the *desc.c code, I've exposed standby_desc_invalidations() to also be
> used by xactdesc.c.

I have been eyeballing this patch for some time since yesterday and
did some tests, and that's really neat. Having the invalidation stuff
in standby.c makes quite some sense as well.

+        * wanting to emit more WAL recoreds).

> The reason this all ends up working nonetheless is that the
> heap_inplace_update()s in vacuum triggers a CacheInvalidateHeapTuple()
> which queues a relcache invalidation, which in turn does a
> RelationCloseSmgr() in RelationClearRelation(). Thereby effectively
> doing a transactional CacheInvalidateSmgr().  But that seems more than
> fragile.

You have spent quite some time on that. As things stand that's indeed
a bit fragile..

> ISTM we should additionally replace the CacheInvalidateSmgr() with a
> CacheInvalidateRelcache() and document that that implies an smgr
> invalidation.  Alternatively we could log smgr (and relmapper)
> invalidations as well, but that's not quite non-invasive either; but
> might be a good long-term idea to keep things simpler.
> Comments?

Yeah, this looks like a good idea at the end. As the invalidation
patch is aimed at being backpatched, this may be something to do as
well in back-branches.

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