> On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 10:37:57AM +0200, Zeugswetter Andreas SB wrote:
> > > I imagine a daemon extracting redo log entries from WAL segments,
> > > asynchronously. Mixing redo log entries into the WAL allows the WAL
> > > to be the only synchronous disk writer in the system, a Good Thing.
> > This comes up periodically now. WAL currently already has all the info
> > that would be needed for redo (it actually has to).
> The WAL has the information needed to take a binary table image
> from the checkpoint state to the last committed transaction.
> IIUC, it is meaningless in relation to a pg_dump image.
Also, I expect this will be completed for 7.2.
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