Josh Berkus wrote:
> Under what bizarre set of circumstances would anyone have runaway
> connections from replicas to the master?
Cloud computing deployments where additional replicas are brought up
automatically in response to demand. It's easy to imagine a situation
where a standby instance is spawned, starts to sync, and that additional
load triggers *another* standby to come on board; repeat until the
master is doing nothing but servicing standby sync requests.
max_wal_senders provides a safety value for that.
I think Magnus's idea to bump the default to 5 triages the worst of the
annoyance here, without dropping the feature (which has uses) or waiting
for new development to complete. I'd be in favor of just committing
that change right now, before it gets forgotten about, and then if
nobody else gets around to further work at least something improved here
Greg Smith, 2ndQuadrant US greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com Baltimore, MD
PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support www.2ndQuadrant.us
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