Maksim Milyutin <> writes:
>> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Maksim Milyutin
>> < <>> wrote:
>> Yes, but the problem is that nothing gives you the guarantee that at the
>> moment you decide to handle the interrupt, the QueryDesc structures
>> you're looking at are in a good shape for Explain* functions to run on
>> them.  Even if that appears to be the case in your testing now, there's
>> no way to tell if that will be the case at any future point in time.

> CHECK_FOR_INTERRUPTS are located in places where query state (QueryDesc 
> structure) is more or less consistent.

Really?  Even if that's 100% true today, which I wouldn't bet very much
on, it seems like a really dangerous property to insist on system-wide.
The only restriction we have ever placed on CHECK_FOR_INTERRUPTS is that
it occur at places where it'd be safe to throw elog(ERROR), and in general
we don't assume that the active query is still in a usable state after
an error.  What you propose would amount to a new restriction that nothing
can ever call any nontrivial subroutine while the active query tree is
less than fully valid (because the subroutine might contain a
CHECK_FOR_INTERRUPTS somewhere).  That sounds impractical and

                        regards, tom lane

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