Re: shared_preload_libraries support on Win32?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: korryd(at)enterprisedb(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: shared_preload_libraries support on Win32?
Date: 2007-01-29 16:32:57
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<korryd(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> It appears that the libraries listed in shared_preload_libraries will
> *not* be inherited by spawned backends on Win32 platforms.

Well, yeah, because it's a fork/exec on that platform.

> Should we just call process_shared_preload_libraries() after calling
> read_nondefault_variables() (in SubPostmasterMain())?

I don't entirely see the point. The value of shared_preload_libraries
is to avoid paying per-process overhead to load the libraries, and that
benefit is already lost in a fork/exec world. Might as well just let
the libraries be loaded when and if needed.

I think we've failed to document that shared_preload_libraries doesn't
work on Windows, which is an oversight.

regards, tom lane

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