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/
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