On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 11:04, Tom Lane wrote: > Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > It is supposed to be linked into the postmaster and forked from there. > > In the current state of pg_autovacuum it wouldn't matter a lot, but > I am assuming that we will soon migrate it to depend on being part of > the postmaster environment. For instance, it ought to be configured > from GUC, which will mean it has to receive SIGHUP from the postmaster. > In an only slightly longer timeframe, it will probably want access to > shared memory so it can look at stats maintained in the FSM. These > attributes would make it quite inappropriate for autovacuum to live in > src/bin.
Ok. > BTW, Matthew, I am currently working on promoting the bgwriter into a > more full-fledged postmaster child. If you can wait a day or so you > should have a decent model to work from. I'll try to commit as soon > as a working skeleton is in place. I can wait, but I am really trying not to miss the feature freeze which AFAIK, is still happening in a few days. Is that changing? Will I have time if I wait a few days? Especially given that my backend hacking skill leave much to be desired. My main priority is that I want pg_autovacuum to move ahead and I don't want to miss 7.5. Thanks, Matthew ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: subscribe and unsubscribe commands go to [EMAIL PROTECTED]