* Thomas Munro ( wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:30 AM, Joe Conway <> wrote:
> > On 02/08/2016 06:24 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> >> On 2016-01-29 22:19:45 -0800, Evan Rempel wrote:
> >>> Now that there is a setting to give a cluster a "name", it would be nice 
> >>> to
> >>> have an escape sequence in the log_line_prefix setting that could 
> >>> reference
> >>> the cluster_name.
> >>
> >> I've argued[1][2] for this when cluster_name was introduced, but back
> >> then I seemed to have been the only one arguing for it. Josh later
> >> jumped that train.
> >>
> >> Given that we now had a number of people wishing for this, can we maybe
> >> reconsider?
> >
> > Seems like a reasonable idea to me. But if we add a log_line_prefix
> > setting, shouldn't we also add it to csvlog output too?
> Here's a tiny patch adding support for %C to log_line_prefix (this was
> part of the cluster_name patch that didn't go it).
> Given that csvlog's output format is hardcoded in write_csvlog, how is
> it supposed to evolve without upsetting consumers of this data?
> Wouldn't we first need to add a GUC that lets you control the columns
> it outputs?

Not sure if you really want to go there, but I do agree with you and
there's a thread from a few years back about something similar:

Included in that thread is a patch, which likely requires some dusting
off, to add exactly that ability.



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