> > > Here's a patch implementing the "thread method" to 
> > workaround the bug 
> > > with socket calls in signal handlers. See details in mail to 
> > > pgsql-hackers-win32 a couple of minutes ago.
> > 
> > Looks ok, but wouldn't it be better placed in pgstat.c?
> Actually, I don't think so. I considered it, and chose to put it in
> postmaster.c for the following reason:
> The functon pgstat_beterm itself is *not* the problem. In theory, it can
> be called from places that are not signal handlers (sure, it's not done
> today I think, but internal-API-wise, it could). That goes against
> putting the fix ther.

Sure, like I said, my 2c. Just looks a little out of place. Understand point
on API, but think it is clear that this isn't a win32 replacement for
pgstat_beterm, but a win32 replacement for pgstat_beterm *called from a
signal handler* (perhaps a function name change would make it this clearer).

In any case, not fussed.

What I am wondering about now, is where else we need to change? AFAICS,
there is (at least?) one signal handler that performs sockets ops, namely


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