Ühel kenal päeval, K, 2006-07-19 kell 05:18, kirjutas Greg Stark:
> Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting; presumably you'd need to open
> > > another client connection to send the "status report" message to a
> > > backend (since a backend will not be polling its input socket during
> > > query execution). That just seems like the wrong approach -- stashing a
> > > backend's current status into shared memory sounds more promising, IMHO,
> > > and won't require changes to the FE/BE protocol.
> > 
> > Yeah, I was about to make the same comment.  The new support for query
> > status in shared memory should make it pretty cheap to update a progress
> > indicator there, and then it'd be trivial to expose the indicator to
> > other backends via pg_stat_activity.
> I think that would be a fine feature too. But I don't think that reduces the
> desire clients have to be able to request updates on the status of their own
> queries.

another \x command could be added to psql to do just that

> > In practice, if a query is taking long enough for this feature to be
> > interesting, making another connection and looking to see what's happening
> > is not a problem, and it's likely to be the most practical way anyway for
> > many clients.
> It would be the most practical way for a DBA to monitor an application. But
> it's not going to be convenient for clients like pgadmin or psql. Even a web
> server may want to, for example, stream ajax code updating a progress bar
> until it has results and then stream the ajax to display the results. Having
> to get the backend pid before your query and then open a second database
> connection to monitor your first connection would be extra footwork for
> nothing.

You would have to do some extra work anyway. opening another connection
is not such a big deal.

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