On 12th October 2015 20:45, Rajeev Rastogi Wrote:
>>> I observed one strange behavior today that if postmaster process gets
>>> crashed/killed, then it kill all background processes but not the client
>>> backend process.
>> This is a known behaviour and there was some discussion on this
>> topic  previously as well.
> Now as it is confirmed to be valid issue, I will spend some time on this to
> find if there is something more appropriate solution.
I checked the latest code and found Heikki has already added code for
secure_read using the latch mechanism (using WaitLatchOrSocket). It currently
waits for two events i.e. WL_LATCH_SET and WL_SOCKET_READABLE.
Commit id: 80788a431e9bff06314a054109fdea66ac538199
If we add the event WL_POSTMASTER_DEATH also, client backend process handling
will become same as other backend process. So postmaster death can be detected
in the same way.
But I am not sure if WL_POSTMASTER_DEATH event was not added intentionally for
some reason. Please confirm.
Also is it OK to add this even handling in generic path of Libpq?
Please let me know if I am missing something?
Thanks and Regards,
Kumar Rajeev Rastogi