Josh Berkus wrote: > Tom, > > > ISTM our realistic options are for seconds or msec as the unit. If it's > > msec, we'd be limited to INT_MAX msec or around 600 hours at the top end, > > which seems like enough to me but maybe somebody thinks differently? > > Seconds are probably OK but I'm worried about somebody complaining that > > that's not enough resolution, especially as machines get faster. > > I can picture a 500ms timeout more readily than I can picture a 1000hr > timeout.
Agreed. 600 hours are upwards of 25 days. Dead tuples accumulated for that long would be a really serious problem, unless your database is almost totally idle. -- Álvaro Herrera http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers