Claudio Natoli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I wasn't suggesting that we somehow put the Dllist in shared memory. I was
> advocating completely replacing the BackendList dlllist with this array,
> under both Win32 and *nix case.

Right, that's what I understood you to be proposing, and I dislike it on
robustness grounds.  One of the most important functions of the
postmaster is to survive backend crashes --- as soon as you put any of
its state where backends could clobber it, you compromise that function.

                        regards, tom lane

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