On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 6:57 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 4:23 AM, Haribabu Kommi > <kommi.harib...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Based on the performance impact with the additional timing calculations, >> we can decide the view default behavior, Are there any objections to the >> concept? > > There have been some other recent threads on extending the wait event > stuff. If you haven't already read those, you should, because the > issues are closely related. I think that timing LWLock waits will be > quite expensive. I believe that what the Postgres Pro folks want to > do is add up the wait times or maybe keep a history of waits (though > maybe I'm wrong about that), but showing them in pg_stat_activity is > another idea. That's likely to add some synchronization overhead > which might be even greater in this case than for a feature that just > publishes accumulated times, but maybe it's all a drop in the bucket > compared to the cost of calling gettimeofday() in the first place.
Yes, I agree this is an issue for the cases where the wait time is smaller than the logic that is added to calculate the wait time. Even if we use clock_gettime with CLOCK_REALTIME_COARSE there will be some overhead, as this clock method is 8 times faster than gettimeofday but not that accurate in result. May be we can use the clock_getime instead of gettimeofday in this case, as we may not needed the fine-grained value. > Personally, my preferred solution is still to have a background worker > that samples the published wait events and rolls up statistics, but > I'm not sure I've convinced anyone else. It could report the number > of seconds since it detected a wait event other than the current one, > which is not precisely the same thing as tracking the length of the > current wait but it's pretty close. I don't know for sure what's best > here - I think some experimentation and dialog is needed. Yes, using of background worker can reduce the load of adding all the wait time calculations in the main backend. I can give a try by modifying direct calculation approach and background worker (may be pg_stat_collector) to find the wait time based on the stat messages that are received from main backend related to wait start and wait end. I am not sure with out getting any signal or message from main backend, how much accurate the data can be gathered from a background worker. Regards, Hari Babu Fujitsu Australia -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers