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RE: WAL feature

From: "Mikheev, Vadim" <vmikheev(at)SECTORBASE(dot)COM>
To: "'Bruce Momjian'" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: RE: WAL feature
Date: 2001-04-27 21:47:45
Message-ID: 8F4C99C66D04D4118F580090272A7A234D33DF@sectorbase1.sectorbase.com (view raw or flat)
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> WAL was a difficult feature to add to 7.1.  Currently, it is only used
> as a performance benefit, but I expect it will be used in the future to

Not only. Did you forget about btree stability?
Partial disk writes?

> add new features like:
> 
> 	Advanced Replication

I'm for sure not fan of this.

> 	Point-in-time recovery
> 	Row reuse without vacuum

Yes, it will help to remove uncommitted rows.

And don't forget about SAVEPOINTs.

Vadim

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