initdb -S and tablespaces

From: Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: initdb -S and tablespaces
Date: 2014-09-29 08:39:01
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I just noticed that initdb -S ("Safely write all database files to disk
and exit") does (only) the following in perform_fsync:

pre_sync_fname(pdir, true);
walkdir(pg_data, pre_sync_fname);

fsync_fname(pdir, true);
walkdir(pg_data, fsync_fname);

walkdir() reads the directory and calls itself recursively for S_ISDIR
entries, or calls the function for S_ISREG entries… which means it
doesn't follow links.

Which means it doesn't fsync the contents of tablespaces.

-- Abhijit


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