Greg Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> 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.

[ shrug... ]  Let me explain it to you this way: a progress counter
visible through pg_stat_activity is something that might possibly get
done in time for 8.2.  If you insist on having the other stuff right
off the bat as well, it won't get done this cycle.

                        regards, tom lane

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