> [] On Behalf Of Robert Haas
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:08 PM, Craig Ringer <>
> wrote:
> > We can and probably should have both.
> >
> > If the server tells us on connect whether it's a standby or not, use that.
> >
> > Otherwise, ask it.
> >
> > That way we don't pay the round-trip cost and get the log spam when
> > talking to newer servers that send us something useful in the startup
> > packet, but we can still query it on older servers. Graceful fallback.
> >
> > Every round trip is potentially very expensive. Having libpq do them
> > unnecessarily is bad.
> True, but raising the bar for this feature so that it doesn't get done is
> also bad.  It can be improved in a later patch.

I thought you are very strict about performance, so I hesitate to believe you 
forgive the additional round trip.  libpq failover is a new feature in v10, so 
I think it should provide the best user experience for v10 client+server users 
from the start.  If the concern is the time for development, then support for 
older releases can be added in a later patch.

There are still several months left for v10.  Why don't we try the best?  Could 
you share the difficulty?

Takayuki Tsunakawa

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