On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Amit Langote <langote_amit...@lab.ntt.co.jp>
> On 2016/04/07 15:26, Fujii Masao wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com>
> >> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 10:02 AM, Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com>
> >>> Yes if the variable that we'd like to pass to a backend is BOOL, INT,
> >>> REAL, STRING or ENUM. But SyncRepConfig variable is a bit more
> >>> complicated.
> >> SyncRepConfig is a parsed result of SyncRepStandbyNames, why you want
> >> pass that?  I assume that current non-default value of
> >> will be passed via write_nondefault_variables(), so we can use that to
> >> regenerate SyncRepConfig.
> >
> > Yes, so SyncRepUpdateConfig() needs to be called by a backend after
> > to regenerate SyncRepConfig from the passed value of
> > This is the approach of (2) which I explained upthread. assign_XXX
> > doesn't seem to be helpful for this case.
> I don't see why there is need to SyncRepUpdateConfig() after every fork or
> anywhere outside syncrep.c/walsender.c for that matter.  AIUI, only
> walsender or a backend that runs pg_stat_get_wal_senders() ever needs to
> run SyncRepUpdateConfig() to get parsed synchronous standbys info from the
> string that is SyncRepStandbyNames.

So if we go by this each time backend calls pg_stat_get_wal_senders, it
needs to do parsing to form SyncRepConfig whether it's changed or not from
previous time.  I understand that this is not a performance critical path,
but still if we can do it in some other optimal way which doesn't hurt any
other path, then it will be better.

With Regards,
Amit Kapila.
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