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Re: [PATCHES] Autovacuum and XID wraparound

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Autovacuum and XID wraparound
Date: 2007-05-15 13:07:18
Message-ID: 20070515130718.GA5339@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-14-05 at 16:22 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I agree with Tom.  I don't think the current behavior is a major issue
> > for users for it to be mentioned more than it already is
> 
> Are you really suggesting that we shouldn't modify config.sgml to note
> that "autovacuum = off" does not actually imply that "the autovacuum
> daemon is disabled"? ISTM that plainly violates the principle of least
> surprise -- it is almost the definition of what an entry in config.sgml
> *should* include.

I agree, the note should be added there (but it should be a short one
and refer the reader someplace else for more complete details).

Was there a doc patch proposed already?  I seem to have missed it.

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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