Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > As I understand it, the postmaster shared memory idea is good because
> > only the postmaster writes to it, and only the backends read from it.
> > If the HANDLE works the same way, I think you should put it into the
> > shared memory too, hence (b).
> 
> But the postmaster needs to use the HANDLE, hence not (b).

That's where I was unclear.  If the postmaster has to read the HANDLE,
we are better with keeping it in local memory (a).

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