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Re: problems with set_config, work_mem, maintenance_work_mem, and sorting

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Claudio Freire <klaussfreire@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Tom Lane <tgl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> ... which is the ORM library (SQLAlchemy) doing a reflection of the
>>> table(s) involved.
>> Oh, there's an ORM involved?  I'll bet a nickel it's doing something
>> surprising, like not issuing your SET until much later than you thought.
> I'd rather go for an auto-rollback at some point within the
> transaction that issued the set work_mem. SQLA tends to do that if,
> for instance, an exception is risen within a transaction block (ie,
> flushing).
> You can issue the set work_mem in its own transaction, and commit it,
> and in that way avoid that rollback.

I cranked the logging /all/ the way up and isolated the server.
I suspect that your theory is correct.
I'll spend a bit more time investigating.


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