On 10/10/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> "Marko Kreen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On 10/10/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> * Why is txid_current_snapshot() excluding subtransaction XIDs?  That
> >> might be all right for the current uses in Slony/Skytools, but it seems
> >> darn close to a bug for any other use.
> > ...
> > But I agree, supporting subtransactions makes the API more
> > universal.  And it wouldn't break Slony/PgQ current usage.
> After looking at this more closely, I think txid_current_snapshot is
> okay as is, but is_visible_txid is probably buggy: the latter should be
> folding subtransaction IDs to top-transaction IDs, no?  If not, why not?
> I hope the answer is "no" because otherwise the code will be at huge risk
> from truncation of pg_subtrans, but it's not apparent why this behavior
> is okay.

Could you describe bit more?  The is_visible_txid() works
on data returned by txid_current_snapshot()?  How can there
be any subtrans id's if txid_current_snapshot() wont return

The basic idea is - only txid_current() and txid_current_snapshot()
communicate with backend, rest of functions work on data
returned by them.


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