On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 8:28 AM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The results look positive. Do you think we can conclude based on all
> the tests you and Dilip have done, that we can move forward with this
> patch (in particular group-update) or do you still want to do more
> tests? I am aware that in one of the tests we have observed that
> reducing contention on CLOGControlLock has increased the contention on
> WALWriteLock, but I feel we can leave that point as a note to
> committer and let him take a final call. From the code perspective
> already Robert and Andres have taken one pass of review and I have
> addressed all their comments, so surely more review of code can help,
> but I think that is not a big deal considering patch size is
> relatively small.
I have done one more pass of the review today. I have few comments.
+ if (nextidx != INVALID_PGPROCNO)
+ /* Sleep until the leader updates our XID status. */
+ for (;;)
+ /* acts as a read barrier */
+ if (!proc->clogGroupMember)
+ Assert(pg_atomic_read_u32(&proc->clogGroupNext) == INVALID_PGPROCNO);
+ /* Fix semaphore count for any absorbed wakeups */
+ while (extraWaits-- > 0)
+ return true;
1. extraWaits is used only locally in this block so I guess we can
declare inside this block only.
2. It seems that we have missed one unlock in case of absorbed
wakeups. You have initialised extraWaits with -1 and if there is one
extra wake up then extraWaits will become 0 (it means we have made one
extra call to PGSemaphoreLock and it's our responsibility to fix it as
the leader will Unlock only once). But it appear in such case we will
not make any call to PGSemaphoreUnlock. Am I missing something?
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