On 2017-04-19 18:56:26 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: > > Tom Lane wrote: > >> Hm. Do you have a more-portable alternative? > > > I was thinking in a WaitEventSet from latch.c. > > Yeah, some googling turns up the suggestion that a self-pipe is a portable > way to get consistent semantics from select(); latch.c has already done > that. I suppose that using latch.c would be convenient in that we'd have > to write little new code, but it's a tad annoying to add the overhead of a > self-pipe on platforms where we don't need it (which seems to be most).
FWIW, I'd wished before that we used something a bit more modern than select() if available... It's nice to be able to listen to a larger number of sockets without repeated O(sockets) overhead. BTW, we IIRC had discussed removing the select() backed latch implementation in this release. I'll try to dig up that discussion. - Andres -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers