On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Jeff Davis <pg...@j-davis.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-05-25 at 13:55 -0500, Jon Nelson wrote:
>> Ack.  I've revised the patch to always have the GUC (for now), default
>> to false, and if configure can't find posix_fallocate (or the user
>> disables it by way of pg_config_manual.h) then it remains a GUC that
>> simply can't be changed.
> Why have a GUC here at all? Perhaps this was already discussed, and I
> missed it? Is it just for testing purposes, or did you intend for it to
> be in the final version?

As Greg Smith noted, right now it's only for testing purposes.

> * The other code assumes that no errno means ENOSPC. We should be
> consistent about that assumption, and do the same thing in the fallocate
> case.

Unlike write(2), posix_fallocate does *not* set errno, but instead
returns a subset of the errno values as it's return code. The current
approach was suggested to me by Andres Freund and Alvaro Herrera.

> * You check for the presence of posix_fallocate at configure time, but
> don't #ifdef the call site. It looks like you removed this from the v2
> patch, was there a reason for that? Won't that cause build errors for
> platforms without it?

Indeed! I believe I have corrected the error and will be sending out a
revised patch (v5), once the performance and back-testing have


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