> 11 марта 2016 г., в 22:16, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> написал(а):
> Hi,
> We now have "Provide much better wait information in pg_stat_activity"
> and "Add a generic command progress reporting facility" making it easier
> to provide insight into the system.
> While working on the writeback control / checkpoint sorting patch I'd
> the following statement in BufferSync()'s main loop:
>    fprintf(stderr, "\33[2K\rto_scan: %d, scanned: %d, %%processed: %.2f, 
> %%writeouts: %.2f",
>            num_to_scan, num_processed,
>            (((double) num_processed) / num_to_scan) * 100,
>            ((double) num_written / num_processed) * 100);
> which basically printed the progress of a checkpoint, and some
> additional detail to stderr. Quite helpful to see whether progress is
> "unsteady".
> Obviously that's not something that could be committed.
> So I'm wondering how we can make it possible to use the aforementioned
> "progress reporting facility" to monitor checkpoint progress. To which
> Robert replied on IM:
> "it wouldn't quite help with that because the checkpointer doesn't show
> up as a regular backend"
> It seems rather worthwhile to think about how we can expand the coverage
> of progress tracking to other types of background processes.
> Similarly for the wait event stuff - checkpointer, wal writer,
> background writer are in many cases processes that very often are
> blocked on locks, IO and such.  Thus restricting the facility to
> database connected processes seems like a loss.

It was many times stated in threads about waits monitoring [0, 1, 2] and 
supported by different people, but ultimately waits information was stored in 
PgBackendStatus. Can’t we think one more time about implementation provided by 
Ildus and Alexander here [3]? That implementation included 1. waits monitoring 
for all process, 2. ability to trace waits of a particular process to file, 3. 
wait events history with sampling every N ms and 4. configurable measurement of 
wait timings. It has much more features, has been used in production on 100+ 
databases (patched 9.4) and gives wide opportunities for further development. 
Of course, huge work should be done to rebase across current master and cleanup 
but IMHO it is much better approach. Seems that current implementation doesn’t 
give reasonable ways to implement all that features and it is really sad.

[0] http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/55a3acc3.6020...@postgrespro.ru
[1] http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/55c3306b.5010...@postgrespro.ru
[3] http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/559d4729.9080...@postgrespro.ru

> Greetings,
> Andres Freund
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