Does this need to be backpatched?


Tom Lane wrote:
> Log Message:
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> Fix race condition in multixact code: it's possible to try to read a
> multixact's starting offset before the offset has been stored into the
> SLRU file.  A simple fix would be to hold the MultiXactGenLock until the
> offset has been stored, but that looks like a big concurrency hit.  Instead
> rely on knowledge that unset offsets will be zero, and loop when we see
> a zero.  This requires a little extra hacking to ensure that zero is never
> a valid value for the offset.  Problem reported by Matteo Beccati, fix
> ideas from Martijn van Oosterhout, Alvaro Herrera, and Tom Lane.
> Modified Files:
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>     pgsql/src/backend/access/transam:
>         multixact.c (r1.9 -> r1.10)
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