On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:39 PM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 23 Aug 2016 05:43, "Kevin Grittner" <kgri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> it seems to me that
>>> this is just one facet of a much more general problem: given two
>>> transactions T1 and T2, the order of replay must match the order of
>>> commit unless you can prove that there are no dependencies between
>>> them.  I don't see why it matters whether the operations are sequence
>>> operations or data operations; it's just a question of whether they're
>>> modifying the same "stuff".

>> The commit order is the simplest and safest *unless* there is a
>> read-write anti-dependency a/k/a read-write dependency a/k/a
>> rw-conflict: where a read from one transaction sees the "before"
>> version of data modified by the other transaction.  In such a case
>> it is necessary for correct serializable transaction behavior for
>> the transaction that read the "before" image to be replayed before
>> the write it didn't see, regardless of commit order.  If you're not
>> trying to avoid serialization anomalies, it is less clear to me
>> what is best.
> Could you provide an example of a case where xacts replayed in
> commit order will produce incorrect results?


... where T3 is on the replication target.

Kevin Grittner
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