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Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Make standby server continuously retry restoring the next WAL

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>, Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Make standby server continuously retry restoring the next WAL
Date: 2010-02-11 18:08:24
Message-ID: 11741.1265911704@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> -1. it isn't necessary for PITR. It's a new requirement for
> standby_mode='on', unless we add the file size check into the backend. I
> think we should add the file size check to the backend instead and save
> admins the headache.

I think the file size check needs to be in the backend purely on safety
grounds.  Whether we make pg_standby useful for this context is a
different discussion.

			regards, tom lane

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