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Re: Archiver behavior at shutdown

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Archiver behavior at shutdown
Date: 2007-12-27 23:54:15
Message-ID: 22833.1198799655@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> On Thu, 2007-12-27 at 17:29 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>>> then a subsequent postmaster start could initiate a second archiver
>>> process which would cause issues with whatever the first archiver is
>>> doing.
>> 
>> That's a problem that the archiver itself should fix (perhaps it needs
>> its own lockfile). 

> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2006-05/msg00920.php

I thought that sounded familiar ;-).  What was the outcome of that
discussion?  No patch for this ever got applied AFAICS.  The patch
as posted had a few issues, per the thread, and I don't see a followup
version.  (The alleged replacement patch did something else entirely.)

			regards, tom lane

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