On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 2014-06-04 14:50:39 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> The thing I was concerned about is that the system might have been in
>> recovery for months.  What was hot at the time the base backup was
>> taken seems like a poor guide to what will be hot at the time of
>> promotion. Consider a history table, for example: the pages at the
>> end, which have just been written, are much more likely to be useful
>> than anything earlier.
> I'd assumed that the hibernation files would simply be excluded from the
> basebackup...

Yes, they will be excluded, provided the BlockReader processes have
finished, because each BlockReader unlinks its save-file after it is
done restoring buffers listed in it.

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

EDB www.EnterpriseDB.com

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