Re: RFC: replace pg_stat_activity.waiting with something more descriptive

From: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
To: Ildus Kurbangaliev <i(dot)kurbangaliev(at)postgrespro(dot)ru>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Alexander Korotkov <aekorotkov(at)gmail(dot)com>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: RFC: replace pg_stat_activity.waiting with something more descriptive
Date: 2015-07-28 19:28:00
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On 07/27/2015 01:20 PM, Ildus Kurbangaliev wrote:
> Hello.
> In the attached patch I've made a refactoring for tranches.
> The prefix for them was extended, and I've did a split of LWLockAssign
> to two
> functions (one with tranche and second for user defined LWLocks).

This needs some work in order to be maintainable:

* The patch requires that the LWLOCK_INDIVIDUAL_NAMES array is kept in
sync with the list of individual locks in lwlock.h. Sooner or later
someone will add an LWLock and forget to update the names-array. That
needs to be made less error-prone, so that the names are maintained in
the same place as the #defines. Perhaps something like rmgrlist.h.

* The "base" tranches are a bit funny. They all have the same
array_base, pointing to MainLWLockArray. If there are e.g. 5 clog buffer
locks, I would expect the T_NAME() to return "ClogBufferLocks" for all
of them, and T_ID() to return numbers between 0-4. But in reality,
T_ID() will return something like 55-59.

Instead of passing a tranche-id to LWLockAssign(), I think it would be
more clear to have a new function to allocate a contiguous block of
lwlocks as a new tranche. It could then set the base correctly.

* Instead of having LWLOCK_INDIVIDUAL_NAMES to name "individual" locks,
how about just giving each one of them a separate tranche?

* User manual needs to be updated to explain the new column in

- Heikki

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