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Re: [PATCHES] Clarifying Autovacuum docs in the release notes

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Clarifying Autovacuum docs in the release notes
Date: 2005-09-12 18:23:22
Message-ID: 4325C79A.9070300@samurai.com (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter wrote:
> ***************
> *** 173,179 ****
>           Integrating autovacuum into the server allows it to be
>           automatically started and stopped in sync with the database
>           server, and allows autovacuum to be configured from
> !         <filename>postgresql.conf</>.
>          </para>
>         </listitem>
>        </varlistentry>
> --- 173,181 ----
>           Integrating autovacuum into the server allows it to be
>           automatically started and stopped in sync with the database
>           server, and allows autovacuum to be configured from
> !         <filename>postgresql.conf</>.  Autovacuum now checks to see if
> !         the database is in danger of xid wraparound and
> !         <command>VACUUM</command>s the whole database if needed.
>          </para>
>         </listitem>
>        </varlistentry>

AFAIK contrib/pg_autovacuum in 8.0 also checked for XID wraparound (or 
at least its documentation claims that it does), so I don't see how this 
is new functionality.

-Neil

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