Waiting for 9.6 – Add simple VACUUM progress reporting.

On 15th of March, Robert Haas committed patch:

Add simple VACUUM progress reporting. 
 
There's a lot more that could be done here yet - in particular, this
reports only very coarse-grained information about the index vacuuming
phase - but even as it stands, the new pg_stat_progress_vacuum can
tell you quite a bit about what a long-running vacuum is actually
doing.
 
Amit Langote and Robert Haas, based on earlier work by Vinayak Pokale
and Rahila Syed.

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Waiting for 9.6 – Add a generic command progress reporting facility.

On 9th of March, Robert Haas committed patch:

Add a generic command progress reporting facility.
 
Using this facility, any utility command can report the target relation
upon which it is operating, if there is one, and up to 10 64-bit
counters; the intent of this is that users should be able to figure out
what a utility command is doing without having to resort to ugly hacks
like attaching strace to a backend.
 
As a demonstration, this adds very crude reporting to lazy vacuum; we
just report the target relation and nothing else.  A forthcoming patch
will make VACUUM report a bunch of additional data that will make this
much more interesting.  But this gets the basic framework in place.
 
Vinayak Pokale, Rahila Syed, Amit Langote, Robert Haas, reviewed by
Kyotaro Horiguchi, Jim Nasby, Thom Brown, Masahiko Sawada, Fujii Masao,
and Masanori Oyama.

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