On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> If we don't fix that within the server, we will need to document that
> caveat and every installation will need to work around that one way or
> another. Maybe with some monitoring software and an automatic restart. Ugh.
> I wasn't really asking if it's possible to fix, I meant "Let's think
> about *how* to fix that".
OK. How about the following (though it's a rough design)?
(1) If walsender cannot read the WAL file because of ENOENT, it sends the
special message indicating that error to walreceiver. This message is
shipped on the COPY protocol.
(2-a) If the message arrives, walreceiver exits by using proc_exit().
(3-a) If the startup process detects the exit of walreceiver in
it switches back to a normal archive recovery mode, closes
the currently opened
WAL file, resets some variables (readId, readSeg, etc), and
again. Then it tries to restore the WAL file from the
archive if the restore_command
is supplied, and switches to a streaming recovery mode again
if invalid WAL is
(2-b) If the message arrives, walreceiver executes restore_command,
and then sets
the receivedUpto to the end location of the restored WAL
file. The restored file is
expected to be filled because it doesn't exist in the
primary's pg_xlog. So that
update of the receivedUpto is OK.
(3-b) After one WAL file is restored, walreceiver tries to connect to
the primary, and
starts replication again. If the ENOENT error occurs again,
we go back to the (1).
I like the latter approach since it's simpler. Thought?
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