On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 01:23:58PM -0800, Jeff Janes wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Jeff Janes <jeff(dot)janes(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >> Or have options for pg_dump and pg_restore to insert "set
> >> synchronous_commit=off" into the SQL stream?
> > It would be kind of neat if we had a command that would force all
> > previously-asynchronous commits to complete. It seems likely that
> > very, very few people would care about intermediate pg_dump states, so
> > we could do the whole dump asynchronously and then do "FORCE ALL
> > COMMITS;" or whatever at the end.
> Yeah, I was wondering what a fool-proof way of doing that would be,
> without implementing a new feature. Turning synchronous_commits back
> on and then doing and committing a transaction guaranteed to generate
> WAL would do it.
> Would a simple 'select pg_switch_xlog();' always accomplish the desired flush?
That could generate a lot of WAL files if used regularly. :-( Does
SELECT txid_current() generate WAL? I think it does.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
+ It's impossible for everything to be true. +
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