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Re: [PATCHES] odd output in restore mode

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Martin Zaun <Martin(dot)Zaun(at)Sun(dot)COM>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, List pgsql-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] odd output in restore mode
Date: 2008-07-25 21:25:01
Message-ID: 1217021101.3894.1025.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 16:58 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> > On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 16:31 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> I thought the latest conclusion was that changing the behavior of
> >> pg_standby itself wouldn't address the problem anyway, and that what we
> >> need is just a docs patch recommending that people use safe copying
> >> methods in their scripts that copy to the archive area?
> 
> > Plus the rest of this patch, which is really very simple.
> 
> Why?  AFAICT the patch is just a kluge that adds user-visible complexity
> without providing a solution that's actually sure to work.

First, I'm not the one objecting to the current behaviour. 

Currently, there is a wait in there that can be removed if you use a
copy utility that sets size after it does a copy. So we agreed to make
it optional (at PGCon).

-- 
 Simon Riggs           www.2ndQuadrant.com
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support


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