On 21/04/17 10:33, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI wrote:
> Hello,
> At Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:21:14 +0900, Masahiko Sawada <sawada.m...@gmail.com> 
> wrote in <CAD21AoDrw0OaHE=ovrrhqx248kjj7w+1vim3k76ap46hnhj...@mail.gmail.com>
>> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:30 AM, Petr Jelinek
>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>> On 19/04/17 15:57, Masahiko Sawada wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:07 PM, Petr Jelinek
>>>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 19/04/17 14:42, Masahiko Sawada wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI
>>>>>> <horiguchi.kyot...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
>>>>>>> At Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:40:56 +0200, Petr Jelinek 
>>>>>>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote in 
>>>>>>> <f64d87d1-bef3-5e3e-a999-ba302816a...@2ndquadrant.com>
>>>>>>>> On 18/04/17 18:14, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 4/18/17 11:59, Petr Jelinek wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hmm if we create hashtable for this, I'd say create hashtable for the
>>>>>>>>>> whole table_states then. The reason why it's list now was that it 
>>>>>>>>>> seemed
>>>>>>>>>> unnecessary to have hashtable when it will be empty almost always but
>>>>>>>>>> there is no need to have both hashtable + list IMHO.
>>>>>>> I understant that but I also don't like the frequent palloc/pfree
>>>>>>> in long-lasting context and double loop like Peter.
>>>>>>>>> The difference is that we blow away the list of states when the 
>>>>>>>>> catalog
>>>>>>>>> changes, but we keep the hash table with the start times around.  We
>>>>>>>>> need two things with different life times.
>>>>>>> On the other hand, hash seems overdone. Addition to that, the
>>>>>>> hash-version leaks stale entries while subscriptions are
>>>>>>> modified. But vacuuming them costs high.
>>>>>>>> Why can't we just update the hashtable based on the catalog? I mean 
>>>>>>>> once
>>>>>>>> the record is not needed in the list, the table has been synced so 
>>>>>>>> there
>>>>>>>> is no need for the timestamp either since we'll not try to start the
>>>>>>>> worker again.
>>>>>> I guess the table sync worker for the same table could need to be
>>>>>> started again. For example, please image a case where the table
>>>>>> belonging to the publication is removed from it and the corresponding
>>>>>> subscription is refreshed, and then the table is added to it again. We
>>>>>> have the record of the table with timestamp in the hash table when the
>>>>>> table sync in the first time, but the table sync after refreshed could
>>>>>> have to wait for the interval.
>>>>> But why do we want to wait in such case where user has explicitly
>>>>> requested refresh?
>>>> Yeah, sorry, I meant that we don't want to wait but cannot launch the
>>>> tablesync worker in such case.
>>>> But after more thought, the latest patch Peter proposed has the same
>>>> problem. Perhaps we need to scan always whole pg_subscription_rel and
>>>> remove the entry if the corresponding table get synced.
>>> Yes that's what I mean by "Why can't we just update the hashtable based
>>> on the catalog". And if we do that then I don't understand why do we
>>> need both hastable and linked list if we need to update both based on
>>> catalog reads anyway.
>> Thanks, I've now understood correctly. Yes, I think you're right. If
>> we update the hash table based on the catalog whenever table state is
>> invalidated, we don't need to have both hash table and list.
> Ah, ok. The patch from Peter still generating and replacing the
> content of the list. The attached patch stores everything into
> SubscriptionRelState. Oppositte to my anticiation, the hash can
> be efectively kept small and removed.

Yeah this does not look bad in general, I have some comments about the
patch though:

> +             if (!found) {
> +                     relstate->relid = subrel->srrelid;
> +                     relstate->state = subrel->srsubstate;
> +                     relstate->lsn = subrel->srsublsn;
> +                     relstate->last_worker_start = 0;
> +             }
> +

I think we should document why this is done this way - I mean it's not
very obvious that it's okay to update just when not found and why and
even less obvious that it would be in fact wrong to update already
existing entry.

I also think that in it's current form the
GetSubscriptionNotReadyRelations should be moved to tablesync.c as it's
no longer generically usable function but it's behavior depends heavily
on how it's used in tablesync.c.

I also think we can't add the new fields to SubscriptionRelState
directly as that's used by catalog access functions as well. We need to
have some struct that's local to tablesync which contains
SubscriptionRelState as one field, and the two new fields probably.

  Petr Jelinek                  http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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