Jan Wieck wrote:
On 7/6/2007 10:44 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2007 21:12 schrieb Jan Wieck:
To test some changes in Slony I needed a

     \usleep [microseconds|:variable]

in pgbench's scripting language to be able to have hundreds of
concurrent running transactions without totally swamping the system. I
was wondering if anyone would object to permanently adding this to the
pgbench code?

Or maybe a \sleep command that takes units, if it's not too much work.

You mean as a second, optional argument? Good idea.

  us = microseconds
  ms = milliseconds
  s  = seconds (default)

  \sleep {value|:variable} [us|ms|s]

Is that okay with everyone?

I won't object, but is it really worth the trouble?

Can you do microsecond precision sleeps, and on what platforms? How much overhead is there? IIRC, on Linux the minimum time you can sleep depends on CONFIG_HZ, and the default was 10 ms until recently.

  Heikki Linnakangas
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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