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Re: [HACKERS] initdb should create a warning message [was Re: [ADMIN]

From: Mike Mascari <mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,PostgreSQL hackers list <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] initdb should create a warning message [was Re: [ADMIN]
Date: 2003-12-01 15:46:01
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> 
>>Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
>>
>>>On Sun, 2003-11-30 at 23:18, Neil Conway wrote:
>>>
>>>>I do agree that we could stand to document the purpose of pg_clog
>>>>and pg_xlog more clearly. However, this information belongs in the
>>>>standard documentation, not scattered throughout $PGDATA.
>>
>>>Then it needs to be stated very prominently.  But the place to put a
>>>sign saying "Dangerous cliff edge" is beside the path that leads along
>>>it.
>>
>>How about changing the names of those directories?
> 
> 
> I thought about that, but what would we call them?  We could change xlog
> to wal, I guess.  That might actually be clearer.  xlog could become
> xstatus or xactstatus or just xact.
> 

active_xdata
active_cdata

Mike Mascari
mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com



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