Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... I think it might be better to fix
>> things so that InRecovery is maintained correctly in the bgwriter too.
> We could set InRecovery=true in CreateCheckPoint if it's a startup
> checkpoint, and reset it afterwards. I'm not 100% sure it's safe to have
> bgwriter running with InRecovery=true at other times. Grepping for
> InRecovery doesn't show anything that bgwriter calls, but it feels safer
> that way.
Actually, my thought was exactly that it would be better if it was set
correctly earlier in the run --- if there ever are any places where it
matters, this way is more likely to be right. (I'm not convinced that
it doesn't matter today, anyhow --- are we sure these places are not
called in a restartpoint?)
What you suggest might be a good minimum-change solution for right now,
but I think eventually it should work the other way.
> Hmm, I see another small issue. We now keep track of the "minimum
> recovery point". Whenever a data page is flushed, we set minimum
> recovery point to the LSN of the page in XLogFlush(), instead of
> fsyncing WAL like we do in normal operation. During the end-of-recovery
> checkpoint, however, RecoveryInProgress() returns false, so we don't
> update minimum recovery point in XLogFlush(). You're unlikely to be
> bitten by that in practice; you would need to crash during the
> end-of-recovery checkpoint, and then set the recovery target to an
> earlier point. It should be fixed nevertheless.
We would want the end-of-recovery checkpoint to act like it's not in
recovery anymore for this purpose, no?
regards, tom lane
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