On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 07:33:35AM +0000, Markus Schiltknecht wrote:
> Hello Alfranio,
> alfranio correia junior wrote:
> >Of course not...
> >It is impossible to build a replication system entirely by only using
> >triggers...
> Hm, I don't think it's impossible, just unpractical. Anyway, if you say 
> so yourself, I really doubt the use of GAPI. If you need to create your 
> own hooks anyway beside GAPI, why use GAPI at all? Better have one kind 
> of 'hooking' (i.e. with a dynamically loaded library).
Why reinvent the wheel for everything if there was an interface that
offered some of the needed functionality? Maybe PostgreSQL-R is simply
too deep in the database for any of this to be useful, but I'm 99%
certain that Slony could make use of some of this stuff, such as a hook
on tuples being written out. Likewise, if there were hooks for WAL
records and a way to inject WAL info into a backend it probably wouldn't
be too hard to build WAL-based replication on top of that. Heck, PITR
could probably be refactored to use such hooks.

One of the great things about Oracle is that they expose a hell of a lot
of the technology they use to build features like replication; ie: take
a look at DBMS_*.

> >But definitely, there is a set of common requirements among a variety of
> >replication systems. Moreover, such requirements are also useful to
> >other systems as well.
> So far, they are only partly usable for replication. I never looked into 
> materialized views or anything else that would benefit from such triggers.
> Regards
> Markus
> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
> TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster

Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Pervasive Software      http://pervasive.com    work: 512-231-6117
vcard: http://jim.nasby.net/pervasive.vcf       cell: 512-569-9461

---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate
       subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your
       message can get through to the mailing list cleanly

Reply via email to