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Re: sleep?

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Don Drake <dondrake(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>, John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>,Guido Barosio <gbarosio(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: sleep?
Date: 2005-08-23 18:34:36
Message-ID: 20050823183436.GM43820@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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On a related note, you might be interested in
http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pgjob/

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 09:42:27AM -0500, Don Drake wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in replying.
> 
> The use-case that I have is the following. I'm writing a job-control 
> tracking sub-system that will store when jobs are started, finished, failed, 
> etc. I would like to have the ability to have a process that is requesting 
> to start, to actually wait a specified period time before starting. It could 
> wait for another job to finish. I'm writing this in plpgsql since I'm 
> storing status in the db.
> 
> -Don
> 
> On 8/22/05, Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 08:34:29AM -0500, Don Drake wrote:
> > > I agree that a basic function (non-CPU intensive sleep) like this should 
> > be
> > > built in.
> > 
> > It's being discussed in pgsql-hackers:
> > 
> > http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2005-08/msg00633.php
> > 
> > Do you have any use cases in addition to what's already been
> > mentioned? Sleeping isn't really a database operation, so there
> > needs to be some justification for making it a standard function.
> > 
> > --
> > Michael Fuhr
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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