On 23/08/16 11:27, Craig Ringer wrote:
On 23 Aug 2016 16:02, "Petr Jelinek" <p...@2ndquadrant.com
<mailto:p...@2ndquadrant.com>> wrote:

On 23/08/16 02:55, Craig Ringer wrote:

On 23 August 2016 at 01:03, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com
<mailto:robertmh...@gmail.com <mailto:robertmh...@gmail.com>>> wrote:

    I think you should use underscores to separate all of the words
    instead of only some of them.

ifassigned => if_assigned

ifrecent=> if_recent

Updated patch series attached. As before, 0-4 intended for commit, 5
just because it'll be handy to have around for people doing wraparound
related testing.

I guess you mean 0-3 for commit and 4 is just handy?

Er. Right. 1-3. 4 just as handy test/tool.

1 most important and useful. Then 2. Then 3.

From the point of code this patch seems good to me.


I do wonder about the 3rd patch though. I wonder if it would not be
better to have the opposite function instead - converting xid to txid as
that will always work and does not have to have the NULL case and would
be simpler in terms of code.

Yeah, but it wouldn't solve the need to take txid_current() output and
do stuff with it other than ordinal comparison. Like pass to commit ts
functions and others that take xid. If we extend all funcs that take xid
to take bigint instead, they just get to use the same epoch logic in
them, complete with some way to deal with wrapped xids sensibly. It has
to be done somewhere. Though it's prettier if hidden from the user.

More importantly imo, txid => bigint has to assume the current epoch. We
have no way to make sure the user doesn't try to use something already

Okay, fair points.

I don't mind if everyone decides it's better to make xid go away and use
bigint everywhere user facing. Or even a new bigxid type. More work than
I can really afford but can manage; shouldn't block #1 and #2 though as
they already use bigint.

I don't think that would be very straightforward to be honest. I guess for what you want to achieve the approach chosen is the best one then.

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