On 2014-03-17 09:13:38 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> >> Perhaps there could be a switch for an fsync interval, or something
> >> like that.  The default could be, say, to fsync every 10 seconds.  And
> >> if you want to change it, then go ahead; 0 disables.  Writing to
> >> standard output would be documented as unreliable.  Other ideas
> >> welcome.
> >
> > Hm. That'll be a bit nasty. fsync() is async signal safe, but it's still
> > forbidden to be called from a signal on windows IIRC. I guess we can
> > couple it with the standby_message_timeout stuff.
> Eh... I don't see any need to involve signals.  I'd just check after
> each write() whether enough time has passed, or something like that.

What if no new writes are needed? Because e.g. there's either no write
activity on the primary or all writes are in another database or
I think checking in sendFeedback() is the best bet...


Andres Freund

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