On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> 
>> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 13:50, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> The pg_stat_replication view exposes all the fields in
>>>>> StandbyReplyMessage *except* for the timestamp when the message was
>>>>> generated. On an active system this is not all that interesting, but
>>>>> on a mostly idle system that allows the monitoring to react faster
>>>>> than the timeout that actually kicks the other end off - and could be
>>>>> useful in manual debugging scenarios. Any particular reason why this
>>>>> was not exposed as it's own column?
>>>> I wondered the same thing.  Sounds like a good idea.
>>> I can go do that. Care to argue^Wbikeshed for a specific name?
>> reply_timestamp
> Works for me.

> I'd suggest that we rename it that way in
> StandbyReplyMessage, so that the name in the struct and the name in
> the system view match.


The field is named same as equivalent field in other messages.

The field on the view is a summary of all previous messages, which is
a different thing. Perhaps we should call it last_reply_timestamp to
make that clearer, though long titles are annoying.

 Simon Riggs                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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