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Re: Visibility regression test

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Manfred Koizar <mkoi-pg(at)aon(dot)at>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Visibility regression test
Date: 2002-08-29 17:27:36
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Manfred Koizar <mkoi-pg(at)aon(dot)at> writes:
> You mean, that the test might fail on a system that takes more than
> ten seconds to INSERT or UPDATE a single row?  I don't think this is a
> real problem.

I don't like depending on a timeout *at all* in a regression test;
the exact value of the timeout is not particularly relevant to my
concern about it.

It surprises me quite a bit that there aren't any existing spots in
the regression tests that would expose a Halloween problem ... I guess
my other concern is that we shouldn't need a whole new test for this.

			regards, tom lane

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