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Re: BUG #6671: Killed restore command causes postmaster to exit

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: edward(at)heroku(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #6671: Killed restore command causes postmaster to exit
Date: 2012-05-31 22:53:17
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edward(at)heroku(dot)com writes:
> We have this thing where we kill the restore command sometimes, to ensure
> it's not stuck. 

Um, what makes you think that's a good idea?

> This has rarely led to postmaster dying afterwards instead of retrying.

"Rarely"?  As I read the code, it will happen every single time.
Failure of the restore process is a failure, we do not retry.
(The general theory is that if you think you need retries, you
should code the restore_command to handle that.)

			regards, tom lane

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