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Re: Sync Rep v17

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Daniel Farina <daniel(at)heroku(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Sync Rep v17
Date: 2011-02-19 08:35:24
Message-ID: 1298104524.2226.7089.camel@ebony (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 20:45 -0500, Robert Haas wrote:

> On the other hand, I see no particular
> harm in leaving the option in there either, though I definitely think
> the default should be changed to -1.

The default setting should be to *not* freeze up if you lose the
standby. That behaviour unexpectedly leads to an effective server down
situation, rather than 2 minutes of slow running. This is supposed to be
High Availability software so it will be bad for us if we allow that.

We've discussed this many times already. The people that wish to wait
forever have their wait-forever option, but lets not force it on

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services

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