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Re: BUG #5066: plperl issues with perl_destruct() and ENDblocks

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tim Bunce <Tim(dot)Bunce(at)pobox(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5066: plperl issues with perl_destruct() and ENDblocks
Date: 2009-09-21 16:53:27
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On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 12:06:30PM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> David Fetter escribió:
> > Taken literally, that would mean, "the last action before the
> > backend exits," but at least to me, that sounds troubling for the
> > same reasons that "end of transaction" triggers do.  What happens
> > when there are two different END blocks in a session?
> The manual is clear that both are executed.

So it is, but does order matter, and if so, how would PostgreSQL know?

> > With connection poolers, backends can last quite awhile.  Is it OK
> > for the END block to run hours after the rest of the code?
> This is an interesting point -- should END blocks be called on


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