On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 04:19:41PM -0800, Jeff Davis wrote:
> It looks like initdb doesn't fsync all the files it creates, e.g. the
> PG_VERSION file.
> While it's unlikely that it would cause any real data loss, it can be
> inconvenient in some testing scenarios involving VMs.
> Thoughts? Would a patch to add a few fsync calls to initdb be accepted?
+1. If I'm piloting "strace -f" right, initdb currently issues *no* syncs.
We'd probably, then, want a way to re-disable the fsyncs for hacker benefit.
> Is a platform-independent fsync be available at initdb time?
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