Gregory Stark wrote:
"Florian G. Pflug" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

Since context switching would occur only at two well-defined places
(Some return_next_row function that PLs call when a SFR returns a row,
and in the executor if no more previously returned rows from that SFR
are available), this wouldn't introduce the usual multithreading

Yes it would. Consider what happens if the PL function calls into SPI to
execute a query....

I don't that would cause trouble. Postgres and the PL would still not run concurrently - in fact, from a control-flow point of view the PL would run at _exactly_ the same place as it is now. Precisely if someone tries to pull rows out of some executor node. The only difference is that now it's execution would
would be stopped and restarted multiple times by some sort of stack-switching.

There might be trouble if a second function has to be executed with the same PL
as an already running (but currently "stopped") function. This would only work
for PL that is thread-safe in some way.

greetings, Florian Pflug

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