Greg Mitchell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> As far as memory management goes, do I just use hash_create() and assign 
> that pointer to fn_extra and at the end of the query it will be freed? 
> Or will it not be freed until this end of the transaction? I'm really 
> having trouble understanding the memory management issues with Postgres.

You have to be careful that the hashtable is created in the correct
"memory context" --- in this case you want it to be in a query-lifespan
context, not the short-term (per-tuple-lifespan) context that your
function will be called in.  The usual procedure for cases like this is
to use the context identified by fn_mcxt.  src/backend/utils/mmgr/README
might make useful reading for you.

                        regards, tom lane

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