Vivek Khera wrote:
> >>>>> "sm" == scott marlowe <scott.marlowe> writes:
> sm> Note that Tom has mentioned problems with possible deadlocks when nicing 
> sm> individual backends before, so proceed with caution here.
> I can see possible starvation, but if scheduling changes cause
> deadlocks, then there's something wrong with the design.

Yes, I think Tom's concern was priority inversion, where a low priority
process holds a lock while a higher one waits for it.

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