On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The straightforward approach to address the problem you raised is to log
>> the change of full_page_writes on the master. Since such a WAL record is also
>> replicated to the standby, the standby can know whether full_page_writes is
>> enabled or not in the master, from the WAL record. If it's disabled,
>> pg_start_backup() in the standby should emit an error and refuse standby-only
>> backup. If the WAL record indicating that full_page_writes was disabled
>> on the master arrives during standby-only backup, the standby should cancel
>> the backup.
> Seems like something we could add to XLOG_PARAMETER_CHANGE fairly easily.

I'm afraid it's not so easy. Because since fpw can be changed by
SIGHUP, it's not
easy to ensure that logging the change of fpw must happen ahead of the actual
behavior change by that. Probably we need to make the backend which detects
the change of fpw first log that.


Fujii Masao
NTT Open Source Software Center

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