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Re: Generic Monitoring Framework Proposal

From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Generic Monitoring Framework Proposal
Date: 2006-06-19 21:14:15
Message-ID: 60k67cyhjs.fsf@dba2.int.libertyrms.com (view raw or flat)
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Robert(dot)Lor(at)Sun(dot)COM (Robert Lor) writes:
> For DTrace, probes can be enabled using a D script. When the probes
> are not enabled, there is absolutely no performance hit whatsoever.

That seems inconceivable.

In order to have a way of deciding whether or not the probes are
enabled, there has *got* to be at least one instruction executed, and
that can't be costless.
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