Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Report progress of CREATE INDEX operations

On 2nd of April 2019, Alvaro Herrera committed patch:

Report progress of CREATE INDEX operations
 
 
This uses the progress reporting infrastructure added by ,
adding support for CREATE INDEX and CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY.
 
There are two pieces to this: one is index-AM-agnostic, and the other is
AM-specific.  The latter is fairly elaborate for btrees, including
reportage for parallel index builds and the separate phases that btree
index creation uses; other index AMs, which are much simpler in their
building procedures, have simplistic reporting only, but that seems
sufficient, at least for non-concurrent builds.
 
The index-AM-agnostic part is fairly complete, providing insight into
the CONCURRENTLY wait phases as well as block-based progress during the
index validation table scan.  (The index validation index scan requires
patching each AM, which has not been included here.)
 
Reviewers: Rahila Syed, Pavan Deolasee, Tatsuro Yamada
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/20181220220022.mg63bhk26zdpvmcj@alvherre.pgsql

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visual sleep in shell, and shell_utils repo information

I wrote previously about tmux_send_to_many and group_by shell tools that I authored.

Since then I got some more ideas for changes, and for new tool, so figured I'll make an honest git repo for it. Repo is on GitLab, and all the tools inside can be freely used.

While I was doing it, I fixed some things in tmux_send_to_many.

And then – I remembered that for long time I was missing “visual-sleep" type of tool. One that will show some progress information while it's working.

Enter vsleep.

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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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