On 19th of January 2018, Robert Haas committed patch:

Allow UPDATE to move rows between partitions.
 
 
When an UPDATE causes a row to no longer match the partition
constraint, try to move it to a different partition where it does
match the partition constraint.  In essence, the UPDATE is split into
a DELETE from the old partition and an INSERT into the new one.  This
can lead to surprising behavior in concurrency scenarios because
EvalPlanQual rechecks won't work as they normally did; the known
problems are documented.  (There is a pending patch to improve the
situation further, but it needs more review.)
 
Amit Khandekar, reviewed and tested by Amit Langote, David Rowley,
Rajkumar Raghuwanshi, Dilip Kumar, Amul Sul, Thomas Munro, Álvaro
Herrera, Amit Kapila, and me.  A few final revisions by me.
 
Discussion: http://postgr.es/m/CAJ3gD9do9o2ccQ7j7+tSgiE1REY65XRiMb=yJO3u3QhyP8EEPQ@mail.gmail.com

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Bricklen Anderson reported a problem with explains that were using parallel processing.

TL;DR: in case of parallel plans make “inclusive" and “exclusive" be wall-clock times, and not “how much time CPU did spend on it".

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On 9th of November 2017, Robert Haas committed patch:

Add hash partitioning.
 
Hash partitioning is useful when you want to partition a growing data
set evenly.  This can be useful to keep table sizes reasonable, which
makes maintenance operations such as VACUUM faster, or to enable
partition-wise join.
 
At present, we still depend on constraint exclusion for partitioning
pruning, and the shape of the partition constraints for hash
partitioning is such that that doesn't work.  Work is underway to fix
that, which should both improve performance and make partitioning
pruning work with hash partitioning.
 
Amul Sul, reviewed and tested by Dilip Kumar, Ashutosh Bapat, Yugo
Nagata, Rajkumar Raghuwanshi, Jesper Pedersen, and by me.  A few
final tweaks also by me.
 
Discussion: http://postgr.es/m/CAAJ_b96fhpJAP=ALbETmeLk1Uni_GFZD938zgenhF49qgDTjaQ@mail.gmail.com

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On 12nd of September 2017, Tom Lane committed patch:

Add psql variables to track success/failure of SQL queries.
 
 
This patch adds ERROR, SQLSTATE, and ROW_COUNT, which are updated after
every query, as well as LAST_ERROR_MESSAGE and LAST_ERROR_SQLSTATE,
which are updated only when a query fails.  The expected usage of these
is for scripting.
 
Fabien Coelho, reviewed by Pavel Stehule
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/alpine.DEB.2.20..12290@lancre

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On 5th of September 2017, Tom Lane committed patch:

Add \gdesc psql command.
 
This command acts somewhat like \g, but instead of executing the query
buffer, it merely prints a description of the columns that the query
result would have.  (Of course, this still requires parsing the query;
if parse analysis fails, you get an error anyway.)  We accomplish this
using an unnamed prepared statement, which should be invisible to psql
users.
 
Pavel Stehule, reviewed by Fabien Coelho
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAFj8pRBhYVvO34FU=EKb=nAF5t3b++krKt1FneCmR0kuF5m-QA@mail.gmail.com

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Long time ago I wrote about my project – Versioning.

Since then nothing really changed. But recently I found a case where I could use some more logic from versioning, so I changed it. In proceess, I also added somewhat better docs.

The change itself is that now, when you write patch using Versioning you can add some assertions about the user that will be loading the patch, like:

  • SELECT _v.assert_user_is_superuser();
  • SELECT _v.assert_user_is_not_superuser();
  • SELECT _v.assert_user_is_one_of( ‘depesz', ‘postgres', ‘dba' );

Not a big change, but helps me quite a bit.

This question appeared couple of times on irc, so I figured I can do a blogpost about it.

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I assume that you're familiar with explain.depesz.com and paste.depesz.com services.

From today they are also available as services in TOR, using respectively: explain4pg4j5wbw.onion and paste4sql64vzyry.onion (of course you need to have TOR Browser or some other way to browse darknet).

Why I did that? Well, I believe that TOR is one of the greatest inventions ever, and I'd like to do something so that it will be less associated with drugs, porn, or other illegal activities. Don't realistically think that there will be many people using TOR to access my Pg-related services, but it is a thing that I could have done, so I did it.

While working on it, I also updated pgFormatter code under paste-site to newest version.

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Another one missed, quite a long time ago, too..:

On 4th of November 2016, Kevin Grittner committed patch:

Implement syntax for transition tables in AFTER triggers.
 
 
This is infrastructure for the complete SQL standard feature.  No
support is included at this point for execution nodes or PLs.  The
intent is to add that soon.
 
As this patch leaves things, standard syntax can create tuplestores
to contain old and/or new versions of rows affected by a statement.
References to these tuplestores are in the TriggerData structure.
C triggers can access the tuplestores directly, so they are usable,
but they cannot yet be referenced within a SQL statement.

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Some (long) time ago, someone on irc suggested that I add option to keep track of optimizations of queries.

Sorry, I forgot your name, and the mails disappeared in some crash.

Anyway – right now, when you are on some plan page, you can press “Add optimization" button, and you will be redirected to index page, but when you will add plan there, it will be understood to be plan from optimization of the query. Like this one.

You can have any number of optimizations per plan, and when viewing plan that has optimizations, or is an optimization of earlier plan – you will see this above plan table.

Whether you'll use it – it's up to you. Someone wanted it, and it looked like sensible thing to add, so there it is 🙂

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