On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 12:00 +0100, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 08:51 +0100, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> >>> Do we need to know it so exactly that we look
> >>> at WALInsertLock? Maybe use info_lck to request the latest page, since
> >>> that is less heavily contended and we need never wait across I/O.
> >> Is there such a value available, that's protected by just info_lck? I 
> >> can't see one.
> > 
> > XLogCtl->LogwrtRqst.Write
> That's the Write location. checkpoint_segments is calculated against the 
> Insert location. In a normal OLTP scenario they would be close to each 
> other, but if you're doing a huge data load in a transaction; restoring 
> from backup for example, they could be really far apart.

XLogCtl->LogwrtRqst.Write is updated every time we insert an xlog record
that advances to a new page. It isn't exactly up to date, but it lags
behind by no more than a page.

LogwrtRqst and LogwrtResult may differ substantially in the situation
you mention.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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