A server parameter for forcing parallel queries for testing

force_parallel_mode is a configuration parameter enabling use of parallel queries for testing purposes even if they would not normally be enabled.

force_parallel_mode was added in PostgreSQL 9.6.

IMPORTANT: force_parallel_mode is intended for development and testing of parallel query functionality and should not be enabled on production systems.

Default value

The default value for force_parallel_mode is: off.

Change history


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