On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:40 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote:
>> synchronous_standby_names='*' is prone to such confusion in general, but it
>> seems that it's particularly surprising if a running pg_basebackup lets a
>> commit in synchronous replication to proceed. Maybe we just need a warning
>> in the docs. I think we should advise that synchronous_standby_names='*' is
>> dangerous in general, and cite this as one reason for that.
> Hmm. i think this is common enough that we want to make sure we avoid
> it in code.
> Could we pass a parameter from the client indicating to the master
> that it refuses to be a sync slave? An optional keyword to the
> START_REPLICATION command, perhaps?

can't you execute "set synchronous_commit to off/local" for this connection?

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