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Re: Feature thought: idle in transaction timeout

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Russell Smith <mr-russ(at)pws(dot)com(dot)au>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Feature thought: idle in transaction timeout
Date: 2007-04-03 02:36:18
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>> Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>> Added to TODO:
>>> * Add idle_timeout GUC so locks are not held for log periods of time
>> That should actually be transaction_idle_timeout. It is o.k. for us to 
>> be IDLE... it is not o.k. for us to be IDLE in Transaction
> Or "idle_in_transaction_timeout"?

Yeah that would work and it is what I originally typed before 
backspacing. I was trying to avoid the _in_  but either way.

>  Anyway I agree that using
> "idle_timeout" for this is unwise.  We've been asked often enough for a
> flat-out idle timeout (ie kill session after X seconds of no client
> interaction), and while I disagree with the concept, someday we might

Well I agree that we shouldn't kill sessions just because they are idle, 
I can imagine all the lovely... my pgpool sessions keep getting killed! 

> cave and implement it.  We should reserve the name for the behavior
> that people would expect a parameter named like that to have.



Joshua D. Drake

> 			regards, tom lane


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