On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 09:40 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > In general, the hint bits are good. In *some* cases, not. I still seek
> > control over that as a designer.


> ... not be worth
> solving with a knob as klugy and potentially dangerous as
> suppress_hint_bits.

I note that heap_get_latest_tid() relies upon the setting of
HEAP_XMIN_COMMITTED in the infomask in lieu of checking any return codes
from the HeapTupleSatisfies check. Sequences also touch on that.

I agree with you that it is potentially dangerous to mess with that, for

I'll look at Read-Only Tables for 8.2 rather than this quick-fix.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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