Pavan Deolasee wrote:
On 3/30/07, Florian G. Pflug <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

My idea was to store a list of xid's together with the cached plan that
are assumed to be uncommitted accoring to the IndexSnapshot. The query
is replanned if upon execution the IndexSnapshot assumes that one of
these xid's is committed.

Actually, if we are using Serializable Snapshot then there is no chance
to replan the query before the transaction completes and the next
transaction to start in the session must see the index and hence
we must replan. So it would be enough just to associate a transaction
id with the cached plan. If this xid is set and our transaction id is
different than that, we replan.

I believe this is true for the CREATE INDEX scenario. However, comparing
either the snapshot or the result of xid checks seems like it might
be useful for other things beside CREATE INDEX. I'm specifically thinking about TRUNCATE here - the create index + HOT problems sound
quite similar to the problems a non-exclusive-locking TRUNCATE would face.

greetings, Florian Pflug

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