On 2 March 2017 at 15:27, Stas Kelvich <s.kelv...@postgrespro.ru> wrote:
>> On 2 Mar 2017, at 01:20, Petr Jelinek <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>> The info gets removed on COMMIT PREPARED but at that point
>> there is no real difference between replicating it as 2pc or 1pc since
>> the 2pc behavior is for all intents and purposes lost at that point.
> If we are doing 2pc and COMMIT PREPARED happens then we should
> replicate that without transaction body to the receiving servers since tx
> is already prepared on them with some GID. So we need a way to construct
> that GID.

We already have it, because we just decoded the PREPARE TRANSACTION.
I'm preparing a patch revision to demonstrate this.

BTW, I've been reviewing the patch in more detail. Other than a bunch
of copy-and-paste that I'm cleaning up, the main issue I've found is
that in DecodePrepare, you call:

    SnapBuildCommitTxn(ctx->snapshot_builder, buf->origptr, xid,
                       parsed->nsubxacts, parsed->subxacts);

but I am not convinced it is correct to call it at PREPARE TRANSACTION
time, only at COMMIT PREPARED time. We want to see the 2pc prepared
xact's state when decoding it, but there might be later commits that
cannot yet see that state and shouldn't have it visible in their
snapshots. Imagine, say




We want to see the new column when decoding the prepared xact, but
_not_ when decoding the subsequent xact between the prepare and
commit. This particular case cannot occur because the lock held by
ALTER TABLE blocks the INSERT in the other xact, but how sure are you
that there are no other snapshot issues that could arise if we promote
a snapshot to visible early? What about if we ROLLBACK PREPARED after
we made the snapshot visible?

The tests don't appear to cover logical decoding 2PC sessions that do
DDL at all. I emphasised that that would be one of the main problem
areas when we originally discussed this. I'll look at adding some,
since I think this is one of the areas that's most likely to find

> It seems that last ~10 messages I’m failing to explain some points about this
> topic. Or, maybe, I’m failing to understand some points. Can we maybe setup
> skype call to discuss this and post summary here? Craig? Peter?

Let me prep an updated patch. Time zones make it rather hard to do
voice; I'm in +0800 Western Australia, Petr is in +0200...

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