Tom Lane wrote:
Hans-Juergen Schoenig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Alvaro Herrera wrote:
Question for Hans-Juergen and Zoltan: have you tested 8.3 and do you
still see the need for this?


i have seen this problem two or three times within the past 2-3 years or so. so, it can basically happen in the field for some special purpose applications but i don't see this as an every day problem. it would be nice to have it in.

So these experiences were pre-8.3, right?

The reason that I'm harping on that is that plpgsql does a
CommandCounterIncrement for each expression it evaluates, whether
or not there's any visible database access.  As of 8.3 that won't
cause consumption of CIDs, but before it did.  I suspect that in a
lot of real-world scenarios, CID consumption from triggers will be
down by an order of magnitude.

                        regards, tom lane


we found those problems when we dealt with stored procedures basically (during huge analysis and data modification transactions - rollup and materialize stuff, basically). i would think as well that it should have improved a lot.

i have not tested with 8.3, however.
on 8.2 it took something like 18 hours to reach that threshold - just to give you an impression.

   many thanks,

      hans



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