Hi All, I would like to take over pg_background patch and repost for discussion and review.
Initially Robert Haas has share this for parallelism demonstration and abandoned later with summary of open issue with this pg_background patch need to be fixed, most of them seems to be addressed in core except handling of type exists without binary send/recv functions and documentation. I have added handling for types that don't have binary send/recv functions in the attach patch and will work on documentation at the end. One concern with this patch is code duplication with exec_simple_query(), we could consider Jim Nasby’s patch to overcome this, but certainly we will end up by complicating exec_simple_query() to make pg_background happy. As discussed previously pg_background is a contrib module that lets you launch arbitrary command in a background worker. • VACUUM in background • Autonomous transaction implementation better than dblink way (i.e. no separate authentication required). • Allows to perform task like CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY from a procedural language. This module comes with following SQL APIs: • pg_background_launch : This API takes SQL command, which user wants to execute, and size of queue buffer. This function returns the process id of background worker. • pg_background_result : This API takes the process id as input parameter and returns the result of command executed thought the background worker. • pg_background_detach : This API takes the process id and detach the background process which is waiting for user to read its results. Here's an example of running vacuum and then fetching the results. Notice that the notices from the original session are propagated to our session; if an error had occurred, it would be re-thrown locally when we try to read the results. postgres=# create table foo (a int); CREATE TABLE postgres=# insert into foo values(generate_series(1,5)); INSERT 0 5 postgres=# select pg_background_launch('vacuum verbose foo'); pg_background_launch ---------------------- 65427 (1 row) postgres=# select * from pg_background_result(65427) as (x text); INFO: vacuuming "public.foo" INFO: "foo": found 0 removable, 5 nonremovable row versions in 1 out of 1 pages DETAIL: 0 dead row versions cannot be removed yet. There were 0 unused item pointers. Skipped 0 pages due to buffer pins. 0 pages are entirely empty. CPU: user: 0.00 s, system: 0.00 s, elapsed: 0.00 s. x -------- VACUUM (1 row) Thanks to Vibhor kumar, Rushabh Lathia and Robert Haas for feedback. Please let me know your thoughts, and thanks for reading. . https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CA%2BTgmoam66dTzCP8N2cRcS6S6dBMFX%2BJMba%2BmDf68H%3DKAkNjPQ%40mail.gmail.com . https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CA%2BTgmobPiT_3Qgjeh3_v%2B8Cq2nMczkPyAYernF_7_W9a-6T1PA%40mail.gmail.com . https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/54541779.1010906%40BlueTreble.com Regards, Amul
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