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Re: Online base backup from the hot-standby

From: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Steve Singer <ssinger_pg(at)sympatico(dot)ca>, Jun Ishiduka <ishizuka(dot)jun(at)po(dot)ntts(dot)co(dot)jp>, magnus(at)hagander(dot)net, heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com, cedric(dot)villemain(dot)debian(at)gmail(dot)com
Subject: Re: Online base backup from the hot-standby
Date: 2012-01-26 06:09:33
Message-ID: CAHGQGwFH1uJAc_v3eF8SPdJQeA_D=dtPn9q0nedbHZtz16hBvw@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>>>> What happens if we shutdown the WALwriter and then issue SIGHUP?
>>>
>>> SIGHUP doesn't affect full_page_writes in that case. Oh, you are concerned about
>>> the case where smart shutdown kills walwriter but some backends are
>>> still running?
>>> Currently SIGHUP affects full_page_writes and running backends use the changed
>>> new value of full_page_writes. But in the patch, SIGHUP doesn't affect...
>>>
>>> To address the problem, we should either postpone the shutdown of walwriter
>>> until all backends have gone away, or leave the update of full_page_writes to
>>> checkpointer process instead of walwriter. Thought?
>>
>> checkpointer seems the correct place to me
>
>
> Done.

Thanks a lot!!

I proposed another small patch which fixes the issue about an error message of
pg_basebackup, in this upthread. If it's reasonable, could you commit it?
http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/CAHGQGwENjSDN=f_VDPwVQ53QRU0cu9+wZKBvwNaEXMawj-y-GQ@mail.gmail.com

Regards,

-- 
Fujii Masao
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
NTT Open Source Software Center

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