On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Alvaro Herrera
> Kevin Grittner wrote:
>> Add the "snapshot too old" feature
>> src/backend/access/gin/ginbtree.c | 9 +-
>> src/backend/access/gin/gindatapage.c | 7 +-
>> src/backend/access/gin/ginget.c | 22 +-
>> src/backend/access/gin/gininsert.c | 2 +-
> I'm wondering about the TestForOldSnapshot call in scanPendingInsert().
> Why do we apply it to the metapage buffer (line 1717 in master)?
> Shouldn't we apply it to the pending-list pages themselves only, if any?
> (If there are no pending-list pages, surely the age of the snapshot used
> to read the metapage doesn't matter; and if there are, then the age of
> the pending-list pages will fail the test.)
> FWIW I like the "revert" commit, because it easily shows me in what
> places you considered a snapshot-too-old test and decided not to add
> one. Bare BufferGetPage calls (the current situation) don't indicate that.
What about the state after pending-list entries are applied? Would
the change you suggest still run across a page with an appropriate
I will go review what I did in the gin AM, but wanted to put that
question out there first...
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