Heikki Linnakangas <hlinn...@iki.fi> writes:
> On 08/16/2017 09:00 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I don't buy that argument.  A caller might think "Why do I need
>> shm_toc_estimate, when I can compute the *exact* size I need?".
>> And it would have worked, up till this proposed patch.

> Well, no. The size of the shm_toc struct is subtracted from the size 
> that you give to shm_toc_create. As well as the sizes of the TOC 
> entries. And those sizes are private to shm_toc.c, so a caller has no 
> way to know what size it should pass to shm_toc_create(), in order to 
> have N bytes of space actually usable. You really need to use 
> shm_toc_estimate() if you want any guarantees on what will fit.

Good point --- objection withdrawn.

                        regards, tom lane

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