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Re: Patch set under development to add usage reporting.

From: John Murtari <jmurtari(at)thebook(dot)com>
To: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch set under development to add usage reporting.
Date: 2009-10-31 12:30:39
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 > > We now have a basic patch set that works and is basically stable (not 
 > > recommended for production servers!).  We've dedicated a page at our web 
 > > site and it hopefully has answers to most of your questions, and also 
 > > has the patch set for download.  These are for 7.4.19 - the version 
 > > included with RHEL 4.

 > This is kind of interesting, but targeting 7.4.19 isn't going to get you 
 > very far toward code anyone else will use.  That release is 6 years old, 
 > it's filled with unsolvable limitations, it's basically at end of life. 
 > The fact that it's bundled with RHEL4 and there are some legacy installs 
 > still floating around are the only reason it's not completely gone from 
 > everyone's radar.
 > In short, if you actually care about your data, you should be running a 
 > newer version of the database regardless of what RHEL ships.  And you 
 > should be building patches against no earlier than 8.4 if you want 
 > something that has any hope of being accepted into mainstream development. 
 > Eventually the patch will need to apply to the 8.5 work in progress source 
 > code tree before it's even a candidate to merge.  You can probably get 
 > away with developing against a more stable version like 8.4.1, if you must 
 > target something people can also deploy, but even that's not ideal and 
 > will eventually turn into a code merge hurdle.

        Yes, thanks for the recommendation and I do agree.  I think we
got started with 7.4.19 because we run RHEL4 and had a postgresql
installation in support of a Canit anti-SPAM system -- it gave us
something real to test against.

        We were trying to decided what later release to target, looks
like we'll go for 8.4 and 8.5 as staff/work permits.  Any feedback on
the syntax/output is welcome.

        Best regards!

John Murtari                            Software Workshop Inc.
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