Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> writes:
> On 5 December 2016 at 19:48, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> wrote:
>> One solution to this would be to segregate connection handling from actual
>> backends, somewhere along the lines of separating the main loop from the
>> switch() that handles libpq commands. Benefits:
> I'm kind of mystified how a simple code restructuring could solve the
> fundamental problems with a large number of backends. It sounds like
> what you're describing would just push the problem around, you would
> end up with some other maximum instead, max_backends, or
> max_active_backends, or something like that with the same problems.
What it sounds like to me is building a connection pooler into the
backend. I'm not really convinced we ought to go there.
> Heikki's work with CSN would actually address the main fundamental
> problem. Instead of having to scan PGPROC when taking a snapshot
> taking a snapshot would be O(1).
While that would certainly improve matters, I suspect there are still
going to be bottlenecks arising from too many backends.
regards, tom lane
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