"J.R. Nield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> The attached patches against 7.3 and 7.4 fix a subtraction carry bug in
> xlog.c.

This is simply a waste of cycles, because xrecoff can never be zero
(if it were, it'd be pointing at a page header, which is not a valid
record location).  If you look around in the code, you'll note that
xrecoff==0 is actually used as an invalid-value flag in a couple of

Can you point to anyplace where the behavior would change?  If so
I think there's a deeper bug to fix.

                        regards, tom lane

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