On 12/5/12 6:49 PM, Simon Riggs wrote:
* Zeroing pages, making pages all 1s
* Transposing pages
* Moving chunks of data sideways in a block
* Flipping bits randomly
* Flipping data endianness
* Destroying particular catalog tables or structures
I can take this on, as part of the QA around checksums working as
expected. The result would be a Python program; I don't have quite
enough time to write this in C or re-learn Perl to do it right now. But
this won't be a lot of code. If it's tossed one day as simply a
prototype for something more permanent, I think it's still worth doing now.
The UI I'm thinking of for what I'm going to call pg_corrupt is a CLI
that asks for:
-A relation name
-Corruption type (an entry from this list)
-How many blocks to touch
I'll just loop based on the count, randomly selecting a block each time
and messing with it in that way.
The randomness seed should be printed as part of the output, so that
it's possible re-create the damage exactly later. If the server doesn't
handle it correctly, we'll want to be able to replicate the condition it
choked on exactly later, just based on the tool's log output.
Any other requests?
Greg Smith 2ndQuadrant US g...@2ndquadrant.com Baltimore, MD
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