On 2017-03-09 16:37:29 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: > Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: > > On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Peter Eisentraut > > <peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > >> In practice, I think it's common to do a quick select * from > >> pg_stat_activity to determine whether a database instance is in use. > > > I thought of the same kind of thing, and it was discussed upthread. > > There seemed to be more votes for keeping it all in one view, but that > > could change if more people vote. > > I've not been paying much attention to this thread, but it seems like > something that would help Peter's use-case and have other uses as well > is a new column that distinguishes different process types --- user > session, background worker, autovacuum worker, etc.
The patches upthread add precisely such a column. Andres -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers