Re: File name as application name in regression tests and elsewhere

From: Aleksander Alekseev <a(dot)alekseev(at)postgrespro(dot)ru>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: File name as application name in regression tests and elsewhere
Date: 2017-12-18 12:34:35
Message-ID: 20171218123435.GE30771@e733.localdomain
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Hello Andrew,

> I was doing some work over the weekend and it occurred to me that it
> would be quite nice to have the input file name from regression tests
> set as the application name, and then use a log_line_prefix setting
> including %a, so that this would appear on the logs.
>
> My first thought was to alter all the tests with something like "SET
> application_name 'testname.sql';", but then I thought maybe a better way
> would be to provide psql with a switch (--file-application-name ?) that
> would do this for us, and use it in the regression suite. That should be
> a pretty small patch and could be more generally useful.
>
> Thoughts?

Personally, I see how it could be useful and don't see any drawbacks of
such a patch. I think it's a good idea.

--
Best regards,
Aleksander Alekseev

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