Tom Lane wrote: > 2. I had first dismissed Neil's idea of transactional sequence updates > as impossible, but on second look it could be done. Suppose RESTART > IDENTITY does this for each sequence; > > * obtain AccessExclusiveLock; > * assign a new relfilenode; > * insert a sequence row with all parameters copied except > last_value copies start_value; > * hold AccessExclusiveLock till commit.
Hmm, this kills the idea of moving sequence data to a single non-transactional catalog :-( > So what I think we should do is leave the patch there, revise the > warning per Neil's complaint, and add a TODO item to reimplement RESTART > IDENTITY transactionally. I think the TODO item did not make it, but the docs do seem updated. -- Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/ PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support -- Sent via pgsql-patches mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-patches