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      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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