Hi All,

Ashutosh proposed the feature 2PC for FDW for achieving atomic commits
across multiple foreign servers.
If a transaction make changes to more than two foreign servers the current
implementation in postgres_fdw doesn't make sure that either all of them
commit or all of them rollback their changes.

We (Masahiko Sawada and me) reopen this thread and trying to contribute in

2PC for FDW
The patch provides support for atomic commit for transactions involving
foreign servers. when the transaction makes changes to foreign servers,
either all the changes to all the foreign servers commit or rollback.

The new patch 2PC for FDW include the following things:
1. The patch 0001 introduces a generic feature. All kinds of FDW that
support 2PC such as oracle_fdw, mysql_fdw, postgres_fdw etc. can involve in
the transaction.

Currently we can push some conditions down to shard nodes, especially in
9.6 the directly modify feature has
been introduced. But such a transaction modifying data on shard node is not
executed surely.
Using 0002 patch, that modify is executed with 2PC. It means that we almost
can provide sharding solution using
multiple PostgreSQL server (one parent node and several shared node).

For multi master, we definitely need transaction manager but transaction
manager probably can use this 2PC for FDW feature to manage distributed

2. 0002 patch makes postgres_fdw possible to use 2PC.

0002 patch makes postgres_fdw to use below APIs. These APIs are generic
features which can be used by all kinds of FDWs.

COMMIT/ABORT on foreign server which supports 2PC.
    b. Manage information of foreign prepared transactions resolver

Masahiko Sawada will post the patch.

Suggestions and comments are helpful to implement this feature.


Vinayak Pokale

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com>

> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > Ashutosh Bapat wrote:
> >
> > > Here's updated patch. I didn't use version numbers in file names in my
> > > previous patches. I am starting from this onwards.
> >
> > Um, I tried this patch and it doesn't apply at all.  There's a large
> > number of conflicts.  Please update it and resubmit to the next
> > commitfest.
> Also, please run "git show --check" of "git diff origin/master --check"
> and fix the whitespace problems that it shows.  It's an easy thing but
> there's a lot of red squares in my screen.
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