And then I also had a look at src/port/snprintf.c, where things get
actually weird when no transactions are run for a script (emulated
with 2 scripts, one with @10000 and the second with @1):
- 0 transactions (0.0% of total, tps = 0.000000)
- latency average = -1.#IO ms
- latency stddev = -1.#IO ms
And it seems that this is a bug in fmtfloat() because it does not
handle nan values correctly. Others, any thoughts about that?
It is possible to address things within your patch by using isnan()
and print another message but I think that we had better patch
snprintf.c if my analysis is right.
FWIW, I just had a closer look at this portion and I arrived at the
conclusion that sprintf implementation on Windows is just broken as it
is not able to handle appropriately inf or nan as exceptions.
fmtfloat@src/port/snprintf.c relies on the system's implementation of
sprintf to handle those exceptions, however even directly calling
sprintf results in the same weird output, inf showing up as "1.#IO"
and nan as "-1.#IO". Anyone, feel free to disagree if I am missing
I have no opinion any about M$ implementation of double prettyprinting,
but I agree that "-1.#IO" looks strange. WWW seems to say that "-1.INF"
and "-1.IND" are the "normal" way for windows to say infinity or not a
number. Well, if someone there thought it look good, I cannot help it.
Still, it would be cool to have better error message when there is no
value to show up to the user, like "no latency average" or "undefined
latency average". That would be more elegant, and the patches proposed
still lack that.
Hmmm. I do not buy that for several reasons:
For --progress style reporting you want NaN or whatever, because the
output could be processed further unix-style from a pipe (grep/cut/...).
This is also true for the final report. I would not want to change the
output organisations for some special values, I would just like to get the
value whatever it is, "NaN" or "Infinity" or even "-1.IND", so that the
pipe commands would work.
Also, for the final report, it seems to me overkill to try to work around
cases when pgbench does not run any transactions, which is basically not
often, as the point is to run many transactions.
Finally this behavior already exists, the patch does not change anything
AFAICS, and it is not its purpose.
So I would suggest to keep it that way.
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