On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 11:38 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>>> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> Could you answer my question about whether adjust_appendrel_attrs()
>>>> might translate Vars into non-Vars?
>>> Yes, absolutely.
>> Isn't this true only for UNION ALL cases and not for inheritance child
>> relations (at least that is what seems to be mentioned in comments
>> for translated_vars in AppendRelInfo)?
> Correct.
>> If that is right, then I think
>> there shouldn't be a problem w.r.t parallel plans even if
>> adjust_appendrel_attrs() translate Vars into non-Vars, because for UNION
>> ALL it seems parent rels rtekind is RTE_SUBQUERY and we consider such rels
>> as parallel unsafe (see set_rel_consider_parallel()).
> Hm, that would explain why you haven't been able to exhibit a bug on HEAD
> as it stands; but it doesn't make the code any less broken on its own
> terms, or any less of a risk for future bugs when we try to relax the
> no-subqueries restriction.
> I am still of the opinion that reltarget_has_non_vars is simply a bad
> idea.  It's wrong as-committed, it will be a permanent maintenance hazard,
> and there is no evidence that it saves anything meaningful even as the
> code stood yesterday, let alone after cae1c788b.  I think we should just
> remove it and allow those has_parallel_hazard calls to occur
> unconditionally, and will go do that unless I hear some really good
> argument to the contrary.

OK.  We can always revisit it another time if need be.

Robert Haas
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