On 2012-12-05 11:04:39 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com> writes:
> > Must not reach consistency before XLOG_BACKUP_RECORD
> > When waiting for an XLOG_BACKUP_RECORD the minRecoveryPoint
> > will be incorrect, so we must not declare recovery as consistent
> > before we have seen the record. Major bug allowing recovery to end
> > too early in some cases, allowing people to see inconsistent db.
> Is this actually a "major bug fix", or a useless redundant test?
> I had thought that that if-statement's check of
> was sufficient, because that will keep us from declaring consistency
> before we get out of the backup in any case.
I think youre right that its redundant. Adding the check seems to be
sensible from a robustness perspective in the long run, but its
certainly not relevant for the release process.
Andres Freund http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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