dharani kumar <dharanikumars...@gmail.com> writes:
> The problem i am facing is that PQconnectdb is blocking even though i
> specified connect_timeout=10. My observation is below.
> 1. To simulate this issue, i stopped the postgreSQL-x64-9.4 service and
> executed my application.
> 2. host=localhost is used, database present in the same machine.
> 3. I have a service created by NSSM, created out of my application exe.
> 4. My application doesn't blocks, the PQconnectDB fails instantaneously but
> when ran as a service PQconnectDB blocks. No difference in code and
> environment between exe and service.
> 5. The blocking issue in service gets eliminated when i replace host with
> hostaddr= I thought maybe DNS lookup was the issue.

AFAIK this is expected behavior: libpq is not able to make its DNS lookups
nonblocking.  The hostaddr option was added specifically so there is a way
to make connections without relying on DNS.

                        regards, tom lane

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