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Inconsistency between postgresql.conf and docs

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Inconsistency between postgresql.conf and docs
Date: 2011-06-29 03:52:08
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A tester correctly reported this:


But in the sample file, the "synchronous_standby_names" parameter is the
first parameter under the heading "- Streaming Replication - Server
Settings" while in the documentation, that parameter has its own
subsection 18.5.5 after the "streaming replication" section 18.5.4.
Since the rest of section 18.5.4 was more than a screenful in my
browser, at first glance i didn't spot 18.5.5 and was confused.


He is correct.  So, my question is, should the docs change, or should
postgresql.conf.sample change?

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.


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