Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> "Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> The idea that I recall mentioning was to expend another byte in TOAST
>> pointers to make them self-identifying, ie, instead of 0x80 or 0x01
>> signaling something that *must* be a 17-byte toast pointer, that bit
>> pattern signals "something else" and the content of the next byte
>> lets you know what.  So TOAST pointers would take 18 bytes instead of
>> 17, and there would be room for additions of other sorts of pointers.

> Here's a patch that does all of the above. 

I'd be inclined to make the second byte be the length and have
VARSIZE_1B_E depend on that --- any objection?

> 2) the test in tuptoaster.c could be

>         if (toast_isnull[i] || 
>             !VARATT_IS_EXTERNAL(new_value) ||
>             VARSIZE_EXTERNAL(old_value) != VARSIZE_EXTERNAL(new_value) ||
>             memcmp(VARDATA_SHORT(old_value),
>                    VARDATA_SHORT(new_value),
>                    VARSIZE_EXTERNAL(old_value)) != 0)

Yeah, I'd go with this just to avoid having hardwired knowledge of the
datum size here.

                        regards, tom lane

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