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Re: pg_upgrade --logfile option documentation

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade --logfile option documentation
Date: 2012-02-28 19:16:10
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On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 03:48:03PM -0300, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Excerpts from Robert Haas's message of mar feb 28 15:24:45 -0300 2012:
> > I think you should rename the old control file just before the step
> > that says "linking user relation files".  That's the point after which
> > it becomes unsafe to start the old cluster, right?
> Also, if it's not using link mode, what is the point in doing the rename
> in the first place?  I was using copy mode when I did my tests and yet
> it got renamed (unless link mode is now the default, which I doubt?)

You are right that we lock unconditionally.  We can certainly only lock
in link mode.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + It's impossible for everything to be true. +

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