On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:27:36 -0400, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
>I don't like depending on a timeout *at all* in a regression test;
>the exact value of the timeout is not particularly relevant to my
>concern about it.
I agree. But a timeout was the only thing that came to my mind for
aborting an endless loop. Better suggestions are welcome. Waiting
for the disk to get full will not be accepted :-)
>It surprises me quite a bit that there aren't any existing spots in
>the regression tests that would expose a Halloween problem ...
Me too. BTW, why is this called the "Halloween problem"?
> I guess
>my other concern is that we shouldn't need a whole new test for this.
Again I agree. First I wanted to insert these few lines into an
existing test, but didn't find one, where it seemed to fit. The most
suitable one seemed to be vacuum.
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