Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org> writes:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 01:57:47PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 01:53:28PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> How exactly would a library prevent such problems? In particular,
>>> let's see a proposal for how libpq might make it look like a fork
>>> was transparent for an open connection.
>> I guess that is impossible.
> Well, not quite impossible. A simple solution would be to use
> pthread_atfork() to register a handler that puts the socket into an
> invalid state in either the parent or the child.
That doesn't make it "transparent" --- that merely ensures that we break
one of the two currently-working use cases (namely, that either the
parent or the child can continue to use the connection as long as the
other doesn't touch it).
regards, tom lane
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