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Re: review: pgbench - aggregation of info written into log

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Tomas Vondra <tv(at)fuzzy(dot)cz>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: review: pgbench - aggregation of info written into log
Date: 2013-01-17 10:09:19
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On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:35 AM, Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
>>>>> This might be way more than we want to do, but there is an article
>>>>> that describes some techniques for doing what seems to be missing
>>>>> (AIUI):
>>>>>
>>>>> <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163996.aspx>
>>>> Even this would be doable, I'm afraid it may not fit in 9.3 if we
>>>> think about the current status of CF. So our choice would be:
>>>>
>>>> 1) Postpone the patch to 9.4
>>>>
>>>> 2) Commit the patch in 9.3 without Windows support
>>>>
>>>> I personally am ok with #2. We traditionally avoid particular paltform
>>>> specific features on PostgreSQL.  However I think the policiy could be
>>>> losen for contrib staffs. Also pgbench is just a client program. We
>>>> could always use pgbench on UNIX/Linux if we truely need the feature.
>>>>
>>>> What do you think?
>>>
>>> Fair enough, I was just trying to point out alternatives. We have
>>> committed platform-specific features before now. I hope it doesn't
>>> just get left like this, though.
>
> We have committed platform-specific features before, but generally
> only when it's not *possible* to do them for all platforms. For
> example the posix_fadvise stuff isn't available on Windows at all, so
> there isn't much we can do there.

Right - having platform specific features for other reasons like lack
of time is a slippery slope in my opinion. We should not get into such
a habit or Windows will quickly become a second class platform as far
as PostgreSQL features are concerned.

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