On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 11:24:40PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Hmm.  I have a patch for this, but now that it's ready, I wonder if it's
> > really needed.  If I understand vacuum_set_xid_limits() correctly, it's
> > very difficult for the vacuumxid to be far behind the freeze limit.
> Umm ... they can be close together, or a billion XIDs apart, depending
> on whether the FREEZE option was used.

Sorry, my point was that vacuumxid is generally going to be higher than
freeze-xid, and where it isn't, a simple vacuum can't fix it.

But now that I think about it, maybe the point is that if a long-running
transaction (a billon-transactions old transaction?) was running when
the last database-wide vacuum was run, then vacuumxid is going to be
older than freeze-xid, so we may need a database-wide vacuum to fix that
even though the freeze-xid is not old enough.

Is that right?

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]alvh.no-ip.org>)
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