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Re: copy progress notification

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: copy progress notification
Date: 2006-05-31 16:43:23
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de> writes:
>>Do you have a comment about the progress notification and its impact on 
>>copy to stdout?
> I didn't bother to comment on it because I think it's useless,

It's useful to see anything at all, and to be able to estimate how long 
the whole process will take. People might find it interesting whether 
they should go for a cup of coffee or come better back the next day...

> as well as broken for the stdout case. 

I know it's broken, but why? Is using ereport when sending copy data 
illegal by design? If not, it's not the feature that's broken but 
something in cvs HEAD.


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