Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > > Any reason not to just fold them both into stats_start_collector ?
> >
> > Well, then you couldn't turn collection on and off without restarting
> > the postmaster, which might be a pain.
> Maybe we don't actually need stats_start_collector, but instead we start 
> it always and just have one knob to turn collection on and off.  I'm 
> not sure whether the extra process would bother people if they're not 
> collecting, but we have so many extra processes now, why would anyone 
> care.

I agree.  Let's remove stats_start_collector and merge the other two
into a single setting.  Anything more than that is overkill.

Having a single idle process is not a problem to anyone.  It just sleeps
all the time.  We are all used to having six useless getty processes and
nobody cares.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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