On 3 March 2014 15:53, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: >> On 3 March 2014 15:19, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> What I'm >>> really concerned about is whether there are other things like the >>> SnapshotNow issues that can cause stuff to halt and catch fire. I >>> don't know whether there are or are not, but that's my concern. > >> Of course its a concern, I feel it also. But that's why we have beta >> period to handle the unknowns. > > I have exactly zero faith that beta testing would catch low-probability > problems in this area. What's needed, and hasn't happened AFAIK, is > detailed study of the patch by assorted senior hackers. > >> The question is are there any specific areas of concern here? If not, >> then we commit because we've done a lot of work on it and at the >> moment the balance is high benefit to users against a non-specific >> feeling of risk. > > This is backwards. The default decision around here has never been > to commit when in doubt.
I'm not in doubt. If anybody can give me some more pointers of things to look at, I will. But I've looked and I can't see anything more. -- Simon Riggs http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers