I think there's a bug in sendFile(). We do check checksums on all pages
that pass this LSN check:

     * Only check pages which have not been modified since the
     * start of the base backup. Otherwise, they might have been
     * written only halfway and the checksum would not be valid.
     * However, replaying WAL would reinstate the correct page in
     * this case.
    if (PageGetLSN(page) < startptr)

Now, imagine the page is new, i.e. all-zeroes. That means the LSN is 0/0
too, and we'll try to verify the checksum - but we actually do not set
checksums on empty pages.

So I think it should be something like this:

    if ((!PageIsNew(page)) && (PageGetLSN(page) < startptr))

It might be worth verifying that the page is actually all-zeroes (and
not just with corrupted pd_upper value. Not sure it's worth it.

I've found this by fairly trivial stress testing - running pgbench and
pg_basebackup in a loop. It was failing pretty reliably (~75% of runs).
With the proposed change I see no further failures.


Tomas Vondra                  http://www.2ndQuadrant.com
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