Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> but it doesn't:
>> regression=# select distinct transaction_timestamp() from tenk1;
>> transaction_timestamp
>> -------------------------------
>> 2016-12-01 15:44:12.839417-05
>> (1 row)
>> How is that happening?

> Because the table is so small, the leader probably finishes running
> the whole plan before the workers finish starting up.

Good try, but EXPLAIN ANALYZE says that the workers are processing
some of the rows.  Also, I see the same behavior with a much larger
test table.

> You can see the problem like this, though:

Yeah, I didn't have any doubt that it was real.  Still don't know
why my test case isn't doing what I expected, though.

                        regards, tom lane

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