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Re: Bgwriter behavior

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Bgwriter behavior
Date: 2004-12-23 21:26:16
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On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 04:43, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > So what are we doing for 8.0?
> 
> Well, it looks like RC2 has already crashed and burned --- I can't
> imagine that Marc will let us release without an RC3 given what was
> committed today, never mind the btree bug that Mark Wong seems to have
> found.  So maybe we should just bite the bullet and do something real
> about this.
> 
> I'm willing to code up a proposed patch for the two-track idea I
> suggested, and if anyone else has a favorite maybe they could write
> something too.  But do we have the resources to test such patches and
> make a decision in the next few days?
> 
> At the moment my inclination is to sit on what we have.  I've not seen
> any indication that 8.0 is really worse than earlier releases; the most
> you could argue against it is that it's not as much better as we hoped.
> That's not grounds to muck around at the RC3 stage.

Agreed, if somewhat reluctantly.

We may have the time to test, but it is clear that we do not have the
time to validate those tests, then discuss and agree on the results.

Time to go with what we have.

[Mark's possible bug seems a higher priority for me.]

-- 
Best Regards, Simon Riggs


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