On 29/05/17 21:23, Andres Freund wrote:
> On May 29, 2017 12:21:50 PM PDT, Petr Jelinek <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> 
> wrote:
>> On 29/05/17 20:59, Andres Freund wrote:
>>> On May 29, 2017 11:58:05 AM PDT, Petr Jelinek
>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>>> On 27/05/17 17:17, Andres Freund wrote:
>>>>> On May 27, 2017 9:48:22 AM EDT, Petr Jelinek
>>>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Actually, I guess it's the pid 47457 (COPY process) who is
>> actually
>>>>>> running the xid 73322726. In that case that's the same thing
>>>> Masahiko
>>>>>> Sawada reported [1]. Which basically is result of snapshot builder
>>>>>> waiting for transaction to finish, that's normal if there is a
>> long
>>>>>> transaction running when the snapshot is being created (and the
>>>> is
>>>>>> a long transaction).
>>>>> Hm.  I suspect the issue is that the exported snapshot needs an xid
>>>> for some crosscheck, and that's what we're waiting for.  Could you
>>>> check what happens if you don't assign one and just content the
>> error
>>>> checks out?   Not at my computer, just theorizing.
>>>> I don't think that's it, in my opinion it's the parallelization of
>>>> table
>>>> data copy where we create snapshot for one process but then the next
>>>> one
>>>> has to wait for the first one to finish. Before we fixed the
>>>> snapshotting, the second one would just use the ondisk snapshot so
>> it
>>>> would work fine (except the snapshot was corrupted of course). I
>> wonder
>>>> if we could somehow give it a hint to ignore the read-only txes, but
>>>> then we have no way to enforce the txes to stay read-only so it does
>>>> not
>>>> seem safe.
>>> Read-only txs have no xid ...
>> That's what I mean by hinting, normally they don't but building initial
>> snapshot in snapshot builder calls GetTopTransactionId() (see
>> SnapBuildInitialSnapshot()) which will assign it xid.
> That's precisely what I pointed out a few emails above, and what I suggest 
> changing.

Ah didn't realize that's what you meant. I can try playing with it.

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