On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Elvis Pranskevichus <elpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:50:38 PM EDT Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> On 3/17/17 13:56, Elvis Pranskevichus wrote:
>> > Currently, clients wishing to know when the server exits hot standby
>> > have to resort to polling, which is often suboptimal.
>> >
>> > This adds the new "in_hot_standby" GUC variable that is reported via
>> > a ParameterStatus message.
>> The terminology chosen here is not very clear.  What is the opposite
>> of "in hot standby"?  Warm standby?  Cold standby?  Not standby at
>> all? Promoted to primary (writable)?
> The opposite means primary.  I can flip the GUC name to "is_primary", if
> that's clearer.

Hmm, I don't find that clearer.  "hot standby" has a very specific
meaning; "primary" isn't vague, but I would say it's less specific.

Robert Haas
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