Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> > Permit dump/reload of not-too-large >1GB tuples
> I apologize for not having paid close enough attention earlier, but:
> this patch is absolutely unacceptable for the back branches and MUST
> be reverted there.  Adding another field to StringInfoData is an ABI
> change that will certainly break large numbers of extensions.  We
> can't expect those to get recompiled for minor releases.

Oh, I see the problem now -- it can (and frequently is) stack allocated,
not just palloc'ed using the StringInfo api, and changing the size
breaks that.  Rats.  I'll revert tomorrow.

Álvaro Herrera      
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