On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Ashutosh Bapat
<ashutosh.ba...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Masahiko Sawada <sawada.m...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Ashutosh Bapat
>> <ashutosh.ba...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
>>> My original patch added code to manage the files for 2 phase
>>> transactions opened by the local server on the remote servers. This
>>> code was mostly inspired from the code in twophase.c which manages the
>>> file for prepared transactions. The logic to manage 2PC files has
>>> changed since [1] and has been optimized. One of the things I wanted
>>> to do is see, if those optimizations are applicable here as well. Have
>>> you considered that?
>> Yeah, we're considering it.
>> After these changes are committed, we will post the patch incorporated
>> these changes.
>> But what we need to do first is the discussion in order to get consensus.
>> Since current design of this patch is to transparently execute DCL of
>> 2PC on foreign server, this code changes lot of code and is
>> complicated.
> Can you please elaborate. I am not able to understand what DCL is
> involved here. According to [1], examples of DCL are GRANT and REVOKE
> command.

I meant transaction management command such as PREPARE TRANSACTION and
The web page I refered might be wrong, sorry.

>> Another approach I have is to push down DCL to only foreign servers
>> that support 2PC protocol, which is similar to DML push down.
>> This approach would be more simpler than current idea and is easy to
>> use by distributed transaction manager.
> Again, can you please elaborate, how that would be different from the
> current approach and how does it simplify the code.

The idea is just to push down PREPARE TRANSACTION, COMMIT/ROLLBACK
PREPARED to foreign servers that support 2PC.
With this idea, the client need to do following operation when foreign
server is involved with transaction.

UPDATE parent_table SET ...; -- update including foreign server

The above PREPARE TRANSACTION and COMMIT PREPARED command are pushed
down to foreign server.
That is, the client needs to execute PREPARE TRANSACTION and

In this idea, I think that we don't need to do followings,

* Providing the prepare id of 2PC.
  Current patch adds new API prepare_id_provider() but we can use the
prepare id of 2PC that is used on parent server.

* Keeping track of status of foreign servers.
  Current patch keeps track of status of foreign servers involved with
transaction but this idea is just to push down transaction management
command to foreign server.
  So I think that we no longer need to do that.

* Adding max_prepared_foreign_transactions parameter.
  It means that the number of transaction involving foreign server is
the same as max_prepared_transactions.


Masahiko Sawada
NTT Open Source Software Center

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