Magnus Hagander wrote:
> It won't work unless you make it a copy, I think. Because you'd have to
> lock the entire structure whenever you called PQexec() (since you don't
> know when PQexec does things), and that's just the time when you'd need
> to use it from the other thread...
> As for making a copy, yes, that's the other optino I had, but completely
> had lost when I wrote that mail. However, it cannot be done in just
> pqsl, because psql doesn't see the contents of PGconn. We'd need at
> least one new libpq function to create a duplicate PGconn. In order to
> be safe, this should probably be a for-cancel-only-copy, so we shouldn't
> copy the whole PGconn. But we could copy whatever fields are required to
> cancel the query, which in turn would require a new cancelilng function
> that accepted this limited structure.
> Probably doable, but it requires API additions, I think.
I thought about this. There are a lot of pointers in PGconn, and most
we don't use so I don't like the idea of adding a new API to copy the
complex PGconn structure just for Win32 psql cancel. Looking at the
PQrequestCancel() code, it only writes to errorMessage and reads from
everything else, and I don't see any of those changing (except
errorMessage) once the connection is established, so we could do a
non-deep copy of the structure and reuse all the existing structure
pointers. We would just need to create a new errorMessage structure
because PQrequestCancel() wants to write to that.
We do need to use locking while we create/destroy this structure.
> > I can't think of how to simulate the longjump() currently
> > used when cancelConn is NULL though.
> Um. No need for that on win32, I think. When cancelConn is NULL (I am
> now assuming we have solved the fact that cancelConn has to be a copy),
> we can just do a "return" from the signal handler. The therad will then
> happily end, and we're all fine. Or is it supposed to do something other
> than just ignoring the cancel request if cancelconn is NULL?
Agreed, we can just ignore it.
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