"Henry B. Hotz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I notice that all the  
> authentication (pg_fe_sendauth()) is done inside PWConnectPoll(),  
> which sounds like something that isn't expected to block on network  
> access.

That's right.

> Is this behavior important during startup?

You needn't bother to submit a patch that breaks it ;-).  But I don't
really see that it's such a big deal.  You just need some state data to
keep track of what to do the next time you receive a message.  There's
no assumption anywhere that authentication only involves one message

> I haven't looked at the corresponding logic on the server side, but  
> I'd assume that it forks before we get to this point so it doesn't  
> matter.

Correct, we don't need to worry about multitasking apps there.

                        regards, tom lane

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