On 18.01.2013 06:38, Phil Sorber wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <hlinnakangas(at)vmware(dot)com> wrote:
>> Now that a standby server can follow timeline switches through streaming
>> replication, we should do teach pg_receivexlog to do the same. Patch
> Is it possible to re-use walreceiver code from the backend?
> I was thinking that it would actually be very useful to have the whole
> replication functionality modularized and in a standalone binary that
> could act as a replication proxy and WAL archiver that could run
> without all the overhead of an entire PG instance
There's much sense in trying to extract that into a stand-along module.
src/bin/pg_basebackup/receivelog.c is about 1000 lines of code at the
moment, and it looks quite different from the corresponding code in the
backend, because it doesn't have all the backend infrastructure available.
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