Re: Teach pg_receivewal to use lz4 compression

From: gkokolatos(at)pm(dot)me
To: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Dilip Kumar <dilipbalaut(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Teach pg_receivewal to use lz4 compression
Date: 2021-11-03 08:05:53
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On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 12:23 AM, Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 02, 2021 at 12:31:47PM -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 8:17 AM Magnus Hagander magnus(at)hagander(dot)net wrote:
>>> I think for the end user, it is strictly better to name it "gzip",
>>> and given that the target of this option is the end user we should
>>> do so. (It'd be different it we were talking about a build-time
>>> parameter to configure).
>> I agree. Also, I think there's actually a file format called "zlib"
>> which is slightly different from the "gzip" format, and you have to be
>> careful not to generate the wrong one.
> Okay, fine by me. It would be better to be also consistent in
> WalCompressionMethods once we switch to this option value, then.

I will revert to gzip for version 9. Should be out shortly.

> Michael

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