Re: Enhance pg_stat_wal_receiver view to display connected host

From: Haribabu Kommi <kommi(dot)haribabu(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Enhance pg_stat_wal_receiver view to display connected host
Date: 2018-01-08 04:32:10
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On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:15 PM, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>

> Haribabu Kommi wrote:
> > or
> >
> > write two new functions PQconnhost() and PQconnhostaddr() to return the
> > connected host and hostaddr and reuse the PQport() function.
> How about using an API similar to PQconninfo, where we return an array
> of connection options used? Say, PQeffectiveConninfo(). This seems to
> me to reduce ugliness in the API, and be more generally useful.

OK. Added the new API PQeffectiveConninfo() that returns all the connection
options that are actively used. Currently the connection options host,
and port may change based on the active connection and rest of the options
may be same.

walrecvr could display as an array or just flatten to a string -- not
> sure what's the better option there.

Currently I went with a string model to display all the effective_conninfo
options. I feel if we go with string approach, adding a new option that gets
updated in future is simple.

postgres=# select conninfo, effective_conninfo from pg_stat_wal_receiver;
-[ RECORD 1 ]------+----------------------------------------------------
conninfo | user=kommih passfile=/home/kommih/.pgpass
dbname=replication hostaddr=, port=5434,5432
application_name=s2 fallback_application_name=walreceiver sslmode=disable
sslcompression=1 target_session_attrs=any
effective_conninfo | user=kommih passfile=/home/kommih/.pgpass
dbname=replication hostaddr= port=5432 application_name=s2
fallback_application_name=walreceiver sslmode=disable sslcompression=1

Majority of the options are same in both conninfo and effective_conninfo
Instead of "effective_conninfo" column, how about something like
as string that displays only the host, hostaddr and port options that
differs with
each connection?

Current set of patches are attached.

Hari Babu
Fujitsu Australia

Attachment Content-Type Size
0002-Effective-conninfo-column-addtion-to-pg_stat_wal_rec.patch application/octet-stream 11.4 KB
0001-Addition-of-new-libpq-API-PQeffectiveconninfo.patch application/octet-stream 5.2 KB

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