Jeff Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 22:56 +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > Proposal: Implement a new option for COMMIT, for enhancing performance,
> > providing a MySQL-like trade-off between performance and robustness for
> > *only* those that want it.
> > 
> >         COMMIT NOWAIT
> > 
> > This form of COMMIT will *not* perform XLogFlush(), but will rely on a
> > special background process to perform regular WAL fsyncs (see later).
> > 
> I would think that the type of people who would want this feature would
> want it to be a property of the connection, not per-statement. For one
> thing, many applications use solitary SQL statements without surrounding
> them in BEGIN/COMMIT.

You can set the GUC locally in your connection, of course.  (You can
even do it per role or per database by using ALTER/SET commands)

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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