On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:37, Dimitri Fontaine <dimi...@2ndquadrant.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes:
>> Better late than never (or?), here's the final cleanup of
>> pg_streamrecv for moving into the main distribution, per discussion
>> back in late dec or early jan. It also includes the "stream logs in
>> parallel to backup" part that was not completed on pg_basebackup.
> And that's something I've been so interested in!  It's only fair game
> that I spend time reviewing after my insisting for having it :)
> The programs (pg_basebackup and pg_receivexlog) both work as expected,
> and show in the pg_stat_replication system view.
> pg_basebackup -x option should be revised so that it's easier to make
> the difference between streaming WAL while the base backup is ongoing
> and fetching them at the end, taking the risk to corrupt the whole
> backup as soon as wal_keep_segments is undersized.
>  -x, --xlog[=stream]       include required WAL files in backup
> It could be --xlog=stream|fetch or something that reads better.

Yeha, that's probably true. I wanted to avoid making it mandatory, but
it's actually easier this way. Will change it to that.

> Now, on to the code itself.
> I wonder if the segment_callback() routine would better be a while{}
> loop rather than a recursive construct.  Also, it looks like a lib
> function but it's doing exit(1)…

Actually, it's even better to just reorder the checks in the other
order - that way we don't need a loop *or* a self-call.

> Unfortunately I can't comment (or won't risk learning enough details
> tonight to try to be smart here) on FindStreamingStart() implementation,
> that seems crucial.

It is - so if you can find the time to, that would be great...

> Will the server refrain from recycling a WAL file when all receivers
> sent_location are not known to be past the positions contained in it?
> If that's the case, the documentation should talk about pg_receivexlog
> as an alternative to archiving, relying on libpq.  It that's not the
> case, is there a good reason for that not being the case? (even if
> that's not on this patch to fix that).

No, not at this point. It would be nice to have that option in the future...

 Magnus Hagander
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