On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Josh Kupershmidt <schmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM, Gurjeet Singh <gurj...@singh.im> wrote:
>> When the Postgres server is being stopped/shut down, the `Buffer
>> Saver` scans the
>> shared-buffers of Postgres, and stores the unique block identifiers of
>> each cached
>> block to the disk. This information is saved under the 
>> `$PGDATA/pg_hibernator/`
>> directory. For each of the database whose blocks are resident in shared 
>> buffers,
>> one file is created; for eg.: `$PGDATA/pg_hibernator/2.postgres.save`.
> This file-naming convention seems a bit fragile. For example, on my
> filesystem (HFS) if I create a database named "foo / bar", I'll get a
> complaint like:
> ERROR:  could not open "pg_hibernator/5.foo / bar.save": No such file
> or directory
> during shutdown.

Thanks for the report. I have reworked the file naming, and now the
save-file name is simply '<integer>.save', so the name of a database
does not affect the file name on disk. Instead, the null-terminated
database name is now written in the file, and read back for use when
restoring the buffers.

Attached is the new version of pg_hibernator, with updated code and README.

Just a heads up for anyone who might have read/reviewed previous
version's code, there's some unrelated trivial code and Makefile
changes as well in this version, which can be easily spotted by a
`diff -r`.

Best regards,
Gurjeet Singh http://gurjeet.singh.im/

EDB www.EnterpriseDB.com

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