On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 7:25 PM, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> wrote: > On 12/23/16 6:10 PM, Tom Lane wrote: >> Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> writes: >>> Is there still a use case for --no-wait in the real world? >> >> Sure. Most system startup scripts aren't going to want to wait. >> If we take it out those people will go back to starting the postmaster >> by hand. > > Presumably they could just background it... since it's not going to be > long-lived it's presumably not that big a deal. Though, seems like many > startup scripts like to make sure what they're starting is actually working.
Making --wait the default may or may not be sensible -- I'm not sure -- but removing --no-wait is clearly a bad idea, and we shouldn't do it. The fact that the problems created by removing it might be solvable doesn't mean that it's a good idea to create them in the first place. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers