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Re: Fatal Errors

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Fatal Errors
Date: 2008-09-29 14:30:15
Message-ID: 11801.1222698615@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com> writes:
> Is it possible to have a FATAL error that crashes a backend and for it
> to *not* have written an abort WAL record for any previously active
> transaction? 

Well, a FATAL error will still go through transaction abort before
exiting, IIRC.  The problem case is a PANIC or an actual core dump.

> If we either *always* write a WAL record, or PANIC then that
> makes some coding easier,

Like what?

			regards, tom lane

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