Tom Lane wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <> writes:
> > On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
> >> FWIW, I agree with Bruce that using "degree" here is a poor choice.
> >> It's an unnecessary dependence on technical terminology that many people
> >> will not be familiar with.
> > FWIW, SQL Server calls it "degree of parallelism" as well (
> > And
> > their configuration option is "max degree of parallelism":
> >
> Yes, but both they and Oracle appear to consider "degree" to mean the
> total number of processors used, not the number of secondary jobs in
> addition to the main one.  The only thing worse than employing obscure
> technical terminology is employing it incorrectly:

What about calling it something even simpler, such as "max_parallelism"?
This avoids such cargo cult, and there's no implication that it's

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