On 01/10/2014 02:47 PM, Andres Freund wrote:

Really, the commits themselves are sent to the server at exactly the
same speed independent of sync/async. The only thing that's delayed is
the *notificiation* of the client that sent the commit. Not the commit

Which is irrelevant to the point that if the standby goes down, we are now out of business.

Any continuous replication should not be a SPOF. The current behavior guarantees that a two node sync cluster is a SPOF. The proposed behavior removes that.


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