On 2/3/16 8:04 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 6:16 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> "Joshua D. Drake" <j...@commandprompt.com> writes:
>>> On 02/03/2016 02:52 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
>>>> Well, my view is that if somebody wants an alternative behavior
>>>> besides dropping the connection, they can write a patch to provide
>>>> that as an additional option.  That, too, has been discussed before.
>>>> But the fact that somebody might want that doesn't make this a bad or
>>>> useless behavior.  Indeed, I'd venture that more people would want
>>>> this than would want that.
>>> Something feels wrong about just dropping the connection.
>> I have the same uneasy feeling about it as JD.  However, you could
>> certainly argue that if the client application has lost its marbles
>> to the extent of allowing a transaction to time out, there's no good
>> reason to suppose that it will wake up any time soon, ...
> <...> But what I think really happens is
> some badly-written Java application loses track of a connection
> someplace and just never finds it again. <...>

That's what I've seen over and over again.  And then sometimes it's not
a badly-written Java application, but me, and in that case I definitely
want the connection killed.  Without logging, if you please.


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