On Jan 8, 2014, at 9:27 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> On Wed, Jan  8, 2014 at 05:39:23PM +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
>> On 8 January 2014 09:07, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote:
>>> I'm going to say right off the bat that I think the whole notion to
>>> automatically disable synchronous replication when the standby goes down is
>>> completely bonkers.
>> Agreed
>> We had this discussion across 3 months and we don't want it again.
>> This should not have been added as a TODO item.
> I am glad Heikki and Simon agree, but I don't.  ;-)
> The way that I understand it is that you might want durability, but
> might not want to sacrifice availability.  Phrased that way, it makes
> sense, and notifying the administrator seems the appropriate action.

technically and conceptually i agree with andres and simon but from daily 
experience i would say that we should make it configurable.
some people got some nasty experiences when their systems stopped working.

+1 for a GUC to control this one.

        many thanks,


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