Hi Gavin,

Thanks for your comments. 

I shall set up the ctids list to be stored in memory initially and dump to a
temp file if needed.

John Bartlett

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Sent: Wednesday, 28 February 2007 3:23 PM
To: John Bartlett
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Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCHES] - WIP Patch Updatable Cursor

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, John Bartlett wrote:

> Hi,
> A list of ctids is stored in the file.

I would have thought these would be stored in memory. If the set got
large, you'd use a temporary file the way other systems which overflow to
disk do?

> The file is used to store the ctids during an updatable cursor
> It is set up as a permanent file as it has a potential lifetime of
> preserving data between crashes of the backend. Temporary files tend to be
> used for data that is defined within a single command. In this case the
> needs to exist within a transaction and across backend processes.

It does not. Cursors are implicitly closed when a session is closed. A
backend crash or system restart closes all open sessions.

> The file gram.y has been corrected in my version.
> The files ctidListStore.c and ctidListStore.h were pasted into the patch
> file, as the diff -N command produced a file of several hundred thousand
> lines.

Edit the file with a text editor. If you know which files should be
excluded (like tags files), use diff --exclude=<pattern>.



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