On 15/07/2016 09:28, Craig Ringer wrote:
I don't think anyone's considering moving from multi-processing to
multi-threading in PostgreSQL. I really, really like the protection
that the shared-nothing-by-default process model gives us, among other
As I understand it, the main issue is that it is hard to integrate
extensions that use heavyweight runtimes and are focussed on isolation
within a virtual machine. Its not just
Perhaps it would be possible for the postmaster (or a delegate process)
to host such a runtime, and find a way for a user process that wants to
use such a runtime to communicate with it, whether by copying function
parameters over RPC or by sharing some of its address space explicitly
to the runtime to operate on directly.
Such a host delegate process could be explicitly built with multithread
support and not 'infect' the rest of the code with its requirements.
Using granular RPC is nice for isolation but I am concerned that the
latencies might be high.
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