Magnus Hagander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I want to be able to pull some stats out of the bgwriter to be able to
> track things. One thing is the total number of buffers written out.
> Other things are the "number of checkpoints" and such.

> Anyway. Attached patch adds this to the bgwriter shared memory. Is it
> safe to do this, and then just have a regular function running in a
> normal backend pulling out the value and returning it to the user,
> without locking? Given that only the bgwriter can write to it?

This seems quite a bizarre way to do things.  Why wouldn't you implement
this functionality by shipping messages to the stats collector?

                        regards, tom lane

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