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Re: [PATCH] lock_timeout and common SIGALRM framework

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: Marc Cousin <cousinmarc(at)gmail(dot)com>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Hans-Juergen Schoenig <hs(at)cybertec(dot)at>, Ants Aasma <ants(at)cybertec(dot)at>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lock_timeout and common SIGALRM framework
Date: 2012-07-03 21:38:55
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I don't understand why PGSemaphoreTimedLock() is not broken.  I mean
surely you need a bool return to let the caller know whether the
acquisition succeeded or failed?  AFAICS you are relying on
get_timeout_indicator() but this seems to me the wrong thing to do ...
(not to mention how ugly it is to percolate through two levels of

Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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