* Tom Lane ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Bruce Momjian) writes: > > Add GUC update_process_title to control whether 'ps' display is updated > > for every command, default to on. > > It strikes me that the ps_status support provides one important bit of > information that is currently hard to get elsewhere; specifically, the > "waiting" flag that gets added while blocked on a lock. You can find > out if a process is blocked by looking in pg_locks, but that's a fairly > expensive probe in itself and then you have to join to pg_stat_activity > to make any sense of it. I wonder if we should add a "waiting" boolean > column to pg_stat_activity? Given the new implementation of > pg_stat_activity, updating such a flag would be pretty cheap.
That would be an *excellent* addition.. Honestly, I think it'd be nice to get a 'NOTICE' in such cases too, but having it in pg_stat_activity will help alot. Thanks, Stephen
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