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Re: [HACKERS] "distributed checkpoint"

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] "distributed checkpoint"
Date: 2007-12-07 03:19:44
Message-ID: 20071206191944.1d7926d2@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 06 Dec 2007 20:44:49 -0500
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org> writes:
> > Am I the only one who finds the phrase "distributed checkpointing"
> > a bit awkward?  Would it be better if we used "time-distributed
> > checkpointing" instead?
> 
> Yeah, "distributed" has a bunch of connotations that are wrong for
> this purpose.
> 
> I spent a bit of time with a thesaurus but didn't come up with
> anything that seemed le mot juste.  Best I could do was "spread
> checkpoint" or "time-extended checkpoint".  Anybody have a better
> idea?

balanced
gradual
extended (I see you mention time-extended but wouldn't time be implicit
based on the actual docs and thus we only need extended?)

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

> 
> 			regards, tom lane
> 
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