Re: Windows now has fdatasync()

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Windows now has fdatasync()
Date: 2022-04-08 04:35:02
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On Fri, Apr 08, 2022 at 02:56:15PM +1200, Thomas Munro wrote:
> I propose that we drop support for Windows versions older than
> 10/Server 2016 in the PostgreSQL 16 cycle, because the OS patches for
> everything older come to an end in October next year[1], and we have a
> lot of patches relating to modern Windows features that stall on
> details about old systems that no one actually has.
> [1]

Do you think that we could raise the minimum C standard on WIN32 to
C11, at least for MSVC? There is a patch floating around to add
pg_attribute_aligned() and perhaps pg_attribute_noreturn() for MSVC:

noreturn() needed at least C11:

Perhaps we'd better also bump up the minimum version of MSVC

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