On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:29 AM, Kuntal Ghosh <kuntalghosh.2...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:52 PM, Dilip Kumar <dilipbal...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:47 PM, Kuntal Ghosh >> <kuntalghosh.2...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> IMHO, It's not a good idea to use DSM call to verify the DSA handle. >>>> >>> Okay. Is there any particular scenario you've in mind where this may fail? >> >> It's not about failure, but about the abstraction. When we are using >> the DSA we should not directly access the DSM which is under DSA. >> > Okay. I thought that I've found at least one usage of > dsm_find_mapping() in the code. :-) > > But, I've some more doubts. > 1. When should we use dsm_find_mapping()? (The first few lines of > dsm_attach is same as dsm_find_mapping().) > 2. As a user of dsa, how should we check whether my dsa handle is > already attached? I guess this is required because, if a user tries to > re-attach a dsa handle, it's punishing the user by throwing an error > and the user wants to avoid such errors.
I thought about this when designing the DSA API. I couldn't think of any good reason to provide an 'am-I-already-attached?' function equivalent to dsm_find_mapping. It seemed to me that the client code shouldn't ever be in any doubt about whether it's attached, and that wilfully or absent-mindedly throwing away dsa_area pointers and having to ask for them again doesn't seem like a very good design. I suspect the same applies to dsm_find_mapping, and I don't see any callers in the source tree or indeed anywhere on the internet (based on a quick Google search). But I could be missing something. -- Thomas Munro http://www.enterprisedb.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers