Re: pg_upgrade test for binary compatibility of core data types

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Justin Pryzby <pryzby(at)telsasoft(dot)com>
Cc: Jacob Champion <pchampion(at)vmware(dot)com>, tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us, peter(dot)eisentraut(at)enterprisedb(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org, buschmann(at)nidsa(dot)net, noah(at)leadboat(dot)com, tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com, bruce(at)momjian(dot)us, andres(at)anarazel(dot)de
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade test for binary compatibility of core data types
Date: 2021-11-17 15:07:17
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On 11/17/21 02:01, Michael Paquier wrote:
> The oldest version tested by the buildfarm is 9.2, so we could ignore
> this part I guess?
> Andrew, what do you think about this part? Based on my read of this
> thread, there is an agreement that this approach makes the buildfarm
> code more manageable so as committers would not need to patch the
> buildfarm code if their test fail. I agree with this conclusion, but
> I wanted to double-check with you first. This would need a backpatch
> down to 10 so as we could clean up a maximum of code in
> without waiting for an extra 5 years. Please
> note that I am fine to send a patch for the buildfarm client.

In general I'm in agreement with the direction here. If we can have a
script that applies to back branches to make them suitable for upgrade
testing instead of embedding this in the buildfarm client, so much the



Andrew Dunstan

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