Waiting for 9.6 – Add CASCADE support for CREATE EXTENSION.

On 3rd of October, Andres Freund committed patch:

Add CASCADE support for CREATE EXTENSION.
 
Without CASCADE, if an extension has an unfullfilled dependency on
another extension, CREATE EXTENSION ERRORs out with "required extension
... is not installed". That is annoying, especially when that dependency
is an implementation detail of the extension, rather than something the
extension's user can make sense of.
 
In addition to CASCADE this also includes a small set of regression
tests around CREATE EXTENSION.
 
Author: Petr Jelinek, editorialized by Michael Paquier, Andres Freund
Reviewed-By: Michael Paquier, Andres Freund, Jeff Janes
Discussion: <a class="text" href="/gitweb/?p=postgresql.git;a=object;h=557E0520">557E0520</a>.3040800@2ndquadrant.com

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Waiting for 9.6 – Allow per-tablespace effective_io_concurrency

On 8th of September, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Allow per-tablespace effective_io_concurrency
 
Per discussion, nowadays it is possible to have tablespaces that have
wildly different I/O characteristics from others.  Setting different
effective_io_concurrency parameters for those has been measured to
improve performance.
 
Author: Julien Rouhaud
Reviewed by: Andres Freund

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Waiting for 9.6 – Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.

On 2nd of September, Teodor Sigaev committed patch:

Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.
 
Currently, in-memory posting list during GIN build process is limited 1GB
because of using repalloc. The patch replaces call of repalloc to repalloc_huge.
It increases limit of posting list from 180 millions
(1GB / sizeof(ItemPointerData)) to 4 billions limited by maxcount/count fields
in GinEntryAccumulator and subsequent calls. Check added.
 
Also, fix accounting of allocatedMemory during build to prevent integer
overflow with maintenance_work_mem > 4GB.
 
Robert Abraham <robert.abraham86@googlemail.com> with additions by me

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Waiting for 9.6 – Add IF NOT EXISTS processing to ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN

On 30th of July, Andrew Dunstan committed patch:

Add IF NOT EXISTS processing to ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN
 
Fabrízio de Royes Mello, reviewed by Payal Singh, Alvaro Herrera and
Michael Paquier.

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Waiting for 9.6 – Add psql PROMPT variable showing the pid of the connected to backend.

On 7th of July, Andres Freund committed patch:

Add psql PROMPT variable showing the pid of the connected to backend.
 
The substitution for the pid is %p.
 
Author: Julien Rouhaud
Discussion: <a href="http://git.postgresql.org/gitweb/?p=postgresql.git;a=object;h=116262CF971C844FB6E793F8809B51C6E99D48">116262CF971C844FB6E793F8809B51C6E99D48</a>@BPXM02GP.gisp.nec.co.jp

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Waiting for 9.6 – Add psql \ev and \sv commands for editing and showing view definitions.

On 3rd of July, Tom Lane committed patch:

Add psql \ev and \sv commands for editing and showing view definitions.
 
These are basically just like the \ef and \sf commands for functions.
 
Petr Korobeinikov, reviewed by Jeevan Chalke, some changes by me

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