On Fri, Jun 02, 2017 at 11:06:52PM -0400, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 6/2/17 15:41, Tom Lane wrote:
> > It's certainly plausible that we could have the latch code just ignore
> > WL_POSTMASTER_DEATH if not IsUnderPostmaster.  I think that the original
> > reasoning for not doing that was that the calling code should know which
> > environment it's in, and not pass an unimplementable wait-exit reason;
> > so silently ignoring the bit could mask a bug.  Perhaps that argument is
> > no longer attractive.  Alternatively, we could fix the relevant call sites
> > to do "(IsUnderPostmaster ? WL_POSTMASTER_DEATH : 0)", and keep the strict
> > behavior for the majority of call sites.
> There are a lot of those call sites.  (And a lot of duplicate code for
> what to do if postmaster death actually happens.)  I doubt we want to
> check them all.

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