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Re: [HACKERS] Current Win32 port status

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Current Win32 port status
Date: 2003-12-22 18:28:18
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Tom Lane wrote:

>AFAIR there is no place in Postgres where performance of a pipe
>connection is critical.  Don't go out of your way to make it fast.
>In fact, right offhand I only see two pipes used at all in the source
>code: they are both in pgstat.c.  It's fairly likely that that could be
>redesigned if it poses a problem on Windows.  (One of the pipes never
>even transports any data; it's only used as a cheap-and-dirty means of
>letting the statistics subprocess detect postmaster exit.)

You are correct - I noticed that. Also, the only places in the backend 
where we seem to use select() on FDs are in pgstat.c and postmaster.c, 
and in the latter case the FDs *are* sockets, so we won't have a problem 
there on Windows. There are a couple of other places where it is used 
for small sleeps (storage/lmgr/s_lock.c and access/transam/xact.c) - 
those should possibly be abstracted out (Windows doesn't behave well 
there anyway, I believe - with 0 FDs I read somewhere it returns 
immediately regardless of the timeout setting).

Bottom line: this should be a very small nut to crack.



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