On 02/05/17 04:14, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 4/30/17 20:31, Andres Freund wrote:
>> On 2017-04-26 23:41:51 +0200, Petr Jelinek wrote:
>>> Yes that's result of how logical replication slots work, the transaction
>>> that needs to finish is your transaction. It can be worked around by
>>> creating the slot manually via the SQL interface for example and create
>>> the subscription using WITH (NOCREATE SLOT, SLOT NAME = 'your slot') .
>> Is there any chance the creation of the slot could be moved ahead, to
>> before an xid has been assigned?
> The trend has rather been to do most of the stuff before creating the
> slot, so that all the error checking is done.  See for example
> dcb39c37c1d3b90115e1501af8efb7af59c341c3.

Yes because otherwise we risk leaving slot on the upstream if the
command fails downstream. We could move the slot creation outside of tx
as I proposed, then we risk leaving subscription downstream without slot
upstream though but I think that's less of a issues from user
friendliness and mainly safety (slot reserves wal and global catalog
xmin while subscription does not reserve anything except the name of the

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