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Re: [HACKERS] The dangers of "-F"

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] The dangers of "-F"
Date: 1999-06-23 23:24:22
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At 02:29 PM 6/23/99 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:

>> I don't know how postgres works internally.  So my question is
>> really "are any such assumptions broken by the use of -F, and
>> does breaking such assumptions lead to a more serious form
>> of failure if there's a crash?"

>It is possible in an OS crash because we don't have any info about what
>order stuff is written to disk with -F.

OK.  This answers my question, thanks.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
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