On 11/05/17 10:10, Masahiko Sawada wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Michael Paquier
> <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM, Masahiko Sawada <sawada.m...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> Barring any objections, I'll add these two issues to open item.
>> It seems to me that those open items have not been added yet to the
>> list. If I am following correctly, they could be defined as follows:
>> - Dropping subscription may stuck if done during tablesync.
>> -- Analyze deadlock issues with DROP SUBSCRIPTION and apply worker process.

I think the solution to this is to reintroduce the LWLock that was
removed and replaced with the exclusive lock on catalog [1]. I am afraid
that correct way of handling this is to do both LWLock and catalog lock
(first LWLock under which we kill the workers and then catalog lock so
that something that prevents launcher from restarting them is held till
the end of transaction).

>> -- Avoid orphaned tablesync worker if apply worker exits before
>> changing its status.

The behavior question I have about this is if sync workers should die
when apply worker dies (ie they are tied to apply worker) or if they
should be tied to the subscription.

I guess taking down all the sync workers when apply worker has exited is
easier to solve. Of course it means that if apply worker restarts in
middle of table synchronization, the table synchronization will have to
start from scratch. That being said, in normal operation apply worker
should only exit/restart if subscription has changed or has been
dropped/disabled and I think sync workers want to exit/restart in that
situation as well.

So for example having shmem detach hook for an apply worker (or reusing
the existing one) that searches for all the other workers for same
subscription and shuts them down as well sounds like solution to this.


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