Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Enable BEFORE row-level triggers for partitioned tables

On 18th of March 2020, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Enable BEFORE row-level triggers for partitioned tables
 
... with the limitation that the tuple must remain in the same
partition.
 
Reviewed-by: Ashutosh Bapat
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/20200227165158.GA2071@alvherre.pgsql

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Initial support for fixing of line-wrapped plans

Ever since I released explain.depesz.com over 11 years ago there have been cases were people would upload a plan and it didn't parse.

There were many reasons, but the most common was – plan was line-wrapped by injecting new-line characters where there shouldn't be one.

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Fix for displaying aggregates on explain.depesz.com

Couple of days ago RhodiumToad reported, on irc, a bug in explain.depesz.com.

Specifically – if explain was done using JSON/XML/YAML formats, and node type was Aggregate, the site didn't extract full info.

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Which tables should be auto vacuumed or auto analyzed – UPDATE

Some time ago I wrote blogpost which showed how to list tables that should be autovacuumed or autoanalyzed.

Query in there had one important problem – it didn't take into account per-table settings.

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Add %x to default PROMPT1 and PROMPT2 in psql

On 12nd of February 2020, Michael Paquier committed patch:

Add %x to default PROMPT1 and PROMPT2 in psql
 
%d can be used to track if the current connection is in a transaction
block or not, and adding it by default to the prompt has the advantage
to not need a modification of .psqlrc, something not possible depending
on the environment.
 
This discussion has happened across various sources, and there was a
strong consensus in favor of this change.
 
Author: Vik Fearing
Reviewed-by: Fabien Coelho
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/09502c40-cfe1-bb29-10f9-4b3fa7b2bbb2@2ndquadrant.com

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Add leader_pid to pg_stat_activity

On 6th of February 2020, Michael Paquier committed patch:

Add leader_pid to pg_stat_activity
 
This new field tracks the PID of the group leader used with parallel
query.  For parallel workers and the leader, the value is set to the
PID of the group leader.  So, for the group leader, the value is the
same as its own PID.  Note that this reflects what PGPROC stores in
shared memory, so as leader_pid is NULL if a backend has never been
involved in parallel query.  If the backend is using parallel query or
has used it at least once, the value is set until the backend exits.
 
Author: Julien Rouhaud
Reviewed-by: Sergei Kornilov, Guillaume Lelarge, Michael Paquier, Tomas
Vondra
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAOBaU_Yy5bt0vTPZ2_LUM6cUcGeqmYNoJ8-Rgto+c2+w3defYA@mail.gmail.com

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Shout out to heatonist.com

Some time ago I ordered some hot sauces from Heatonist – Purveyors of fine hot sauces.

Bottles arrived packaged by 3 in a small cardboard box, with some fill in material (bubble wrap I think, I might be wrong, it was ~ 6 months ago).

Some time passed, I ordered more sauces. And today the package arrived. Inside some new boxes with aesthetically pleasing design:

Inside:

There was no plastic padding, fillers or anything like this. Box has holes that keep the bottles without touching each other, and safe from (almost?) all kind of damage:

Great! I'm really happy that they managed to send those with as few plastic parts as possible (there is still small wrapper on top of each bottle, and the box itself was taped using plastic tape, not paper ones, but still – it's great to see someone doing something to reduce plastic waste.

Which tables should be auto vacuumed or auto analyzed?

Recently I was in a situation where autovacuum couldn't keep up with changes. To solve the problem I finally decided to manually vacuum analyze all tables (manual vacuum/analyze is faster than one ran by autovacuum daemon).

But it irritated me that I didn't have ready way to check which tables are waiting for autovacuum to work on them.

So, I wrote it.

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