[Bucardo-general] Design of new txntime field

Ioana Danes ioanadanes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 15:19:47 UTC 2015

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:38 PM, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg at endpoint.com>

> > How about using 2 fields in the primary key. One the current txntime
> field
> > and one a serial id field.
> It's crossed my mind before, but that adds a good bit of complexity
> for too little gain.
> > Why even bother to use a PID when the postgres sequence does the job so
> well?
> Or more to the point, why use a timestamp at all when we could simply
> use a bigserial, full stop? I've toyed with this idea in the past. I think
> the big problem was the mental dififculty of giving up the nice
> human-readable way of viewing what was going on. But timestamps are not
> really needed - we just need a way to map between delta rows and
> track rows. So let's throw that idea into the mix too. Would certainly
> win the space and efficiency awards.
The bigint serial is the neatest idea so far.

> --
> Greg Sabino Mullane greg at endpoint.com
> End Point Corporation
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