Hi all,

I had doubts regarding behavior of CheckRequiredParameterValues() function.

I could not start standby server which is created by pg_basebackup
with following scenario.
1. Start the master server with 'wal_level = archve' , 'hot_standby =
on' and other settings of replication.
2. Create the standby server from the master server by using pg_basebackup.
3. Change the wal_level value of both master and standby server to
4. Restarting the master server.
5. Starting the standby server.

In #5, I got following error even if I set wal_level to 'hot_standby'.

FATAL:  hot standby is not possible because wal_level was not set to
"hot_standby" or higher on the master server

I tried to investigate this behaviour.
Currently CheckRequiredParameterValues() function uses wal_level value
which is got from ControlFile when comparing between wal_level and
WAL_LEVEL_HOT_STANDBY as following code.

 if (ControlFile->wal_level < WAL_LEVEL_HOT_STANDBY)
             (errmsg("hot standby is not possible because wal_level was not

So we have to start and stop standby server with changed
wal_level(i.g., hot_standby) if we want to enable hot standby.
In this case, I think that the standby server didn't need to confirm
wal_level value of ControlFile.
I think that it should confirm value which is written in postgreql.conf.

I might be  missing something.
Please let me know that.


Sawada Masahiko

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