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Re: [PATCH] Make pg_basebackup configure and start standby [Review]

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make pg_basebackup configure and start standby [Review]
Date: 2013-01-01 17:25:03
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On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at> wrote:

> Hi,
> now that PQconninfo() was committed, I rebased the subsequent
> patches. Actual code change was only in the last patch, to
> conform to the committed PQconninfo() API.
I've applied a modified version of the "tar unification" patch to master.
It didn't apply cleanly so I ended up redoing a number of the things
manually, but the end result is fairly similar. I don't think it'll cause
anything but really trivial merge conflicts against the 04 patch, but I
didn't actually check that (e.g. it's tarCreateHeader() not
_tarCreateHeader() now).

I took at look at the basebackup patch as well. Easier to get now that it's
commented :) There's quite a lot of code in there whereby it tries to
remove recovery.conf from the tar stream if it's already in there. That
seems like an ugly way to do it. I see two other options, that I think both
are better. If we do need it to be removed, we should probably pass that as
a parameter up to the walsender, and make sure the file isn't included in
the first place. But we can also leave it in there - the tar format is
perfectly happy to have multiple copies of the same file in the archive -
it'll just use whichever copy comes last.

Given that the code there is already fairly difficult to track, I think
just keeping it simpler is definitely worth doing one of those two. I would
vote for just leaving two copies of recovery.conf in there.

Comments/thoughts from others?

 Magnus Hagander

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