Default client_connection_check_interval to 10s on supported systems

From: "Tristan Partin" <tristan(at)neon(dot)tech>
To: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Default client_connection_check_interval to 10s on supported systems
Date: 2023-06-16 20:52:13
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I am proposing that the default value of
client_connection_check_interval be moved to a non-zero value on
systems where it is supported. I think it would be a nice quality of
life improvement. I have run into a problem where this would have been
useful before with regard to pgbench not currently handling SIGINT
corrently[0]. I basically picked 10s out of thin air and am happy to
change it to what others feel would be more appropriate. This doesn't
need to be a check that happens often because it should just be a
backstop for unusual scenarios or poorly programmed clients.

The original thread where Thomas committed these changes seemed to
indicate no performance impact[1]. The only reason that I can think of
this being turned off by default is that it isn't available on all
systems that Postgres supports. When this was committed however, the
only system that seemed to support EPOLLRDHUP was Linux. Seems like in
recent years this story has changed given the description of the

> This option relies on kernel events exposed by Linux, macOS, illumos and
> the BSD family of operating systems, and is not currently available on
> other systems.


Tristan Partin
Neon (

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