Amit Kapila <> writes:
> Your explanation is clear, however the name max_parallel_workers makes it
> sound like that parallelising an operation is all about workers.  Yes it
> depends a lot on the number of workers allocated for parallel operation,
> but that is not everything.  I think calling it max_parallelism as
> suggested by Alvaro upthread suits better than max_parallel_workers.

I don't think that's a good direction at all.  This entire discussion is
caused by the fact that it's not very clear what "max_parallel_degree"
measures.  Fixing that problem by renaming the variable to something that
doesn't even pretend to tell you what it's counting is not an improvement.

                        regards, tom lane

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