Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Support for FF1-FF6 and SSSS datetime format patterns

On 16th of September 2019, Alexander Korotkov committed two patches:

First patch:

Support for SSSSS datetime format pattern
 
SQL Standard 2016 defines SSSSS format pattern for seconds past midnight in
jsonpath .datetime() method and CAST (... FORMAT ...) SQL clause.  In our
datetime parsing engine we currently support it with SSSS name.
 
This commit adds SSSSS as an alias for SSSS.  Alias is added in favor of
upcoming jsonpath .datetime() method.  But it's also supported in to_date()/
to_timestamp() as positive side effect.
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAPpHfdsZgYEra_PeCLGNoXOWYx6iU-S3wF8aX0ObQUcZU%2B4XTw%40mail.gmail.com
Author: Nikita Glukhov, Alexander Korotkov

and second one:

Support for FF1-FF6 datetime format patterns
 
SQL Standard 2016 defines FF1-FF9 format patters for fractions of seconds in
jsonpath .datetime() method and CAST (... FORMAT ...) SQL clause.  Parsing
engine of upcoming .datetime() method will be shared with to_date()/
to_timestamp().
 
This patch implements FF1-FF6 format patterns for upcoming jsonpath .datetime()
method.  to_date()/to_timestamp() functions will also get support of this
format patterns as positive side effect.  FF7-FF9 are not supported due to
lack of precision in our internal timestamp representation.
 
Extracted from original patch by Nikita Glukhov, Teodor Sigaev, Oleg Bartunov.
Heavily revised by me.
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/-b497-f39a-923d-%402ndQuadrant.com
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAPpHfdsZgYEra_PeCLGNoXOWYx6iU-S3wF8aX0ObQUcZU%2B4XTw%40mail.gmail.com
Author: Nikita Glukhov, Teodor Sigaev, Oleg Bartunov, Alexander Korotkov

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Add support for –jobs in reindexdb

On 27th of July 2019, Michael Paquier committed patch:

Add support for --jobs in reindexdb
 
When doing a schema-level or a database-level operation, a list of
relations to build is created which gets processed in parallel using
multiple connections, based on the recent refactoring for parallel slots
in src/bin/scripts/.  System catalogs are processed first in a
serialized fashion to prevent deadlocks, followed by the rest done in
parallel.
 
This new option is not compatible with --system as reindexing system
catalogs in parallel can lead to deadlocks, and with --index as there is
no conflict handling for indexes rebuilt in parallel depending in the
same relation.
 
Author: Julien Rouhaud
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAOBaU_YrnH_Jqo46NhaJ7uRBiWWEcS40VNRQxgFbqYo9kApUsg@mail.gmail.com

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Changes on explain.depesz.com

Recently got two bug reports:

  • plans with “COSTS OFF" do not parse, and error out (bugreport by Marc Dean Jr)
  • WorkTable Scan is not properly parsed (bugreport by Ivan Vergiliev)

Additionally, I was kinda upset because plans that include trigger calls did not display properly.

All of this has been fixed today:

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How to play with upcoming, unreleased, PostgreSQL?

Lately reader of my blog asked about some detail, and then in next comment said that he doesn't have PostgreSQL 12 (which is currently developed version of Pg) available.

Well, I answered the original question, but I figured that if someone is reading my Waiting for … series, then it would make sense that such person could play with devel Pg herself.

So, here is how to get it done.

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Allow VACUUM to be run with index cleanup disabled.

On 4th of April 2019, Robert Haas committed patch:

Allow VACUUM to be run with index cleanup disabled.
 
 
This commit adds a new reloption, vacuum_index_cleanup, which
controls whether index cleanup is performed for a particular
relation by default.  It also adds a new option to the VACUUM
command, INDEX_CLEANUP, which can be used to override the
reloption.  If neither the reloption nor the VACUUM option is
used, the default is true, as before.
 
Masahiko Sawada, reviewed and tested by Nathan Bossart, Alvaro
Herrera, Kyotaro Horiguchi, Darafei Praliaskouski, and me.
The wording of the documentation is mostly due to me.
 
Discussion: http://postgr.es/m/CAD21AoAt5R3DNUZSjOoXDUY=naYPUOuffVsRzuTYMz29yLzQCA@mail.gmail.com

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Add SETTINGS option to EXPLAIN, to print modified settings.

On 3rd of April 2019, Tomas Vondra committed patch:

Add SETTINGS option to EXPLAIN, to print modified settings.
 
 
Query planning is affected by a number of configuration options, and it
may be crucial to know which of those options were set to non-default
values.  With this patch you can say EXPLAIN (SETTINGS ON) to include
that information in the query plan.  Only options affecting planning,
with values different from the built-in default are printed.
 
This patch also adds auto_explain.log_settings option, providing the
same capability in auto_explain module.
 
Author: Tomas Vondra
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/e1791b4c-df9c-be02-edc5-7c8874944be0@2ndquadrant.com

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Support foreign keys that reference partitioned tables

On 3rd of April 2019, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Support foreign keys that reference partitioned tables
 
 
Previously, while primary keys could be made on partitioned tables, it
was not possible to define foreign keys that reference those primary
keys.  Now it is possible to do that.
 
Author: Álvaro Herrera
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/20181102234158.735b3fevta63msbj@alvherre.pgsql

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Log all statements from a sample of transactions

On 3rd of April 2019, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Log all statements from a sample of transactions
 
This is useful to obtain a view of the different transaction types in an
application, regardless of the durations of the statements each runs.
 
Author: Adrien Nayrat

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Report progress of CREATE INDEX operations

On 2nd of April 2019, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Report progress of CREATE INDEX operations
 
 
This uses the progress reporting infrastructure added by ,
adding support for CREATE INDEX and CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY.
 
There are two pieces to this: one is index-AM-agnostic, and the other is
AM-specific.  The latter is fairly elaborate for btrees, including
reportage for parallel index builds and the separate phases that btree
index creation uses; other index AMs, which are much simpler in their
building procedures, have simplistic reporting only, but that seems
sufficient, at least for non-concurrent builds.
 
The index-AM-agnostic part is fairly complete, providing insight into
the CONCURRENTLY wait phases as well as block-based progress during the
index validation table scan.  (The index validation index scan requires
patching each AM, which has not been included here.)
 
Reviewers: Rahila Syed, Pavan Deolasee, Tatsuro Yamada
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/20181220220022.mg63bhk26zdpvmcj@alvherre.pgsql

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Generated columns

On 30th of March 2019, Peter Eisentraut committed patch:

Generated columns
 
This is an SQL-standard feature that allows creating columns that are
computed from expressions rather than assigned, similar to a view or
materialized view but on a column basis.
 
This implements one kind of generated column: stored (computed on
write).  Another kind, virtual (computed on read), is planned for the
future, and some room is left for it.
 
Discussion: https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/-4019-bdb1-699e-@2ndquadrant.com

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