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Re: WIP checksums patch

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: WIP checksums patch
Date: 2012-10-01 17:14:33
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On Mon, Oct  1, 2012 at 10:04:09AM -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 12:35 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > The heap/index files are copied unmodified from the old cluster, so
> > there are no checksums on the pages.
> That's fine though, the patch still reads the old format the same way,
> and the pages are treated as though they have no checksum. How is that a
> reason for defaulting the GUC to off?

No idea then.

> I'm missing something here. Are we worried about users who turn the GUC
> on and then expect all of their old data pages to magically be
> protected?

Perhaps we don't allow this to be turned per page, but rather per
cluster, and per-cluster would require the entire cluster to be

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

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

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