On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 7:02 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2016-07-13 23:06:07 -0700, Andres Freund wrote:
>> > +           /* Clear only the all-frozen bit on visibility map if needed */
>> > +           if (PageIsAllVisible(BufferGetPage(buffer)) &&
>> > +                   VM_ALL_FROZEN(relation, block, &vmbuffer))
>> > +           {
>> > +                   visibilitymap_clear_extended(relation, block, vmbuffer,
>> > +                                                                          
>> >   VISIBILITYMAP_ALL_FROZEN);
>> > +           }
>> > +
>>
>> FWIW, I don't think it's worth introducing visibilitymap_clear_extended.
>> As this is a 9.6 only patch, i think it's better to change
>> visibilitymap_clear's API.
>
> Besides that easily fixed issue, the code also has the significant issue
> that it's only performing the the visibilitymap processing in the
> BLK_NEEDS_REDO case. But that's not ok, because both in the BLK_RESTORED
> and the BLK_DONE cases the visibilitymap isn't guaranteed (or even
> likely in the former case) to have been updated.
>
> I think we have two choices how to deal with that: First, we can add a
> new flags variable to xl_heap_lock similar to
> xl_heap_insert/update/... and bump page magic,
>

+1 for going in this way.  This will keep us consistent with how clear
the visibility info in other places like heap_xlog_update().



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With Regards,
Amit Kapila.
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