On Sep23, 2011, at 17:46 , Peter Eisentraut wrote: > On tis, 2011-09-20 at 16:38 -0400, Robert Haas wrote: >> For now, I think we're best off not changing the terminology, and >> confining the remit of this patch to (a) turning all of the existing >> recovery.conf parameters into GUCs and (b) replacing recovery.conf >> with a sentinel file a sentinel file (name TBB) to indicate that the >> server is to start in recovery mode. The naming isn't great but the >> more we change at once the less chance of reaching agreement. It >> seems like we have pretty broad agreement on the basics here, so let's >> start with that. > > The only thing that's slightly bogus about that is that if you were > doing an archive recovery, you'd have to edit the main postgresql.conf > with one-shot parameters for that particular recovery (and then delete > them again, or leave them in place, confusing the next guy). But > perhaps that's worth the overall simplification.
OTOH, if they're GUCs, you can specify them on the postmaster's command line. We could even get crazy and patch pg_ctl to allow <untar base backup> pg_ctl recover -D <dir> --target_xid=<the xid that broke stuff> --target_inclusive=false pg_ctl start -D <dir> best regards, Florian Pflug -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers