On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2016-09-02 08:31:42 +0530, Robert Haas wrote:
>> I wonder whether we ought to just switch from the consistent method to
>> the semiconsistent method and call it good.
> +1. I think, before long, we're going to have to switch away from having
> locks & partitions in the first place. So I don't see a problem relaxing
> this. It's not like that consistency really buys you anything...  I'd
> even consider not using any locks.

Right. ISTM that the consistency guarantee was added on the off chance
that it mattered, without actually being justified. I would like to be
able to run pg_buffercache in production from time to time.

Peter Geoghegan

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