Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:36 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> If the proposal is to have SHOW report something other than the setting
>> of the variable, that's not a great plan either.  It's generally important
>> that the output of SHOW be something that's acceptable to SET, as not
>> having that equivalence will break assorted client-side code.

> I was thinking that Tunakawa-san's proposal is this, i.e., use GUC show-hook
> to show "off" if the server fails to use huge-page and "on" otherwise.

Well, then you wouldn't know whether the true setting was "try" or not,
which is important information because of the crash/restart possibility.
If we went this direction, I think the SHOW output would have to read
something like "try (off)" or "try (on)", which is why I was concerned
about it not being acceptable SET input.

>> I think this desire would be better addressed by some kind of specialized
>> inquiry function, which would also be able to return more information than
>> just a naked "on/off" bit.  People might for instance wish to know what
>> hugepage size is in use.

> +1

But it's moot anyway if we're agreed that a separate function is better.

                        regards, tom lane

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