[PATCH] Allow UNLISTEN during recovery

From: Shay Rojansky <roji(at)roji(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [PATCH] Allow UNLISTEN during recovery
Date: 2018-11-18 16:49:01
Message-ID: CADT4RqCf2gA_TJtPAjnGzkC3ZiexfBZiLmA-mV66e4UyuVv8bA@mail.gmail.com
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Hi all,

Here is a tiny patch removing PreventCommandDuringRecovery() for UNLISTEN.
See previous discussion in

In a nutshell, this prevents an error being raised when UNLISTEN is issued
during recovery. The operation is a no-op (since LISTEN is still
disallowed). This logic here is that some clients (namely Npgsql) issue
UNLISTEN * to clear connection state (in the connection pool), but this
needlessly breaks when the backend is in recovery.

On a related note, there currently doesn't seem to be a good way for
clients to know whether the backend is in recovery. As a backend can come
out of recovery at any point, perhaps an asynchronous ParameterStatus
announcing this state change could be useful.

Hopefully this also qualifies for backporting to earlier version branches.


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allow-UNLISTEN-during-recovery.patch text/x-patch 519 bytes


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