On 2016-12-06 23:54:43 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> You're attacking a straw man.  I didn't propose changing our behavior
> anywhere but Linux.  AFAIK, on that platform unnamed POSIX semaphores
> are futexes, which have been a stable feature since 2003 according to
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futex#History.  Anybody who did need
> to compile PG for use with a pre-2.6 kernel could override the default,
> anyway.

Back then futexes weren't "robust" though (crash handling and such was
unusable). They only started to be reliable in the ~2007-2008 frame
IIRC.  That still should be ok though.



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