On 2014-08-26 16:41:44 -0400, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 8/26/14 12:40 PM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > I think the first reason is gone now, and the risk/damage of the two
> > connections is probably smaller than running out of WAL. -x is a good
> > default for smaller systems, but -X is a safer one for bigger ones. So
> > I agree that changing the default mode would make sense.
> I would seriously consider just removing one of the modes.  Having two
> modes is complex enough, and then having different defaults in different
> versions, and fuzzy recommendations like, it's better for "smaller
> systems", it's quite confusing.

Happy with removing the option and just accepting -X for backward

> I don't think it's a fundamental problem to say, you need 2 connections
> to use this feature.  (For example, you need a second connection to
> issue a cancel request.  Nobody has ever complained about that.)

Well, replication connections are more limited in number than normal
connections... And cancel requests are very short lived.


Andres Freund

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