On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 04:10:08PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > However, if we don't support that, we can't do any sort of pooling-ish
> > thing without the ability to pass file descriptors between processes;
> > and Tom seems fairly convinced there's no portable way to do that.
> Well, what it would come down to is: are we prepared to not support
> pooling on platforms without such a capability? It's certainly possible
> to do it on many modern platforms, but I don't believe we can make it
> happen everywhere. Generally we've tried to avoid having major features
> that don't work everywhere ...
Which platforms do you have in mind here? All of the platforms I found
documented to be supported seem to support at least one of SCM_RIGHTS,
WSADuplicateSocket or STREAMS/FD_INSERT.
Most if not all beside windows support SCM_RIGHTS. The ones I am
dubious about support FD_INSERT...
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