There are just as many people that are running with scissors that are now running (or attempting to run) our elephant in production. Does it make sense to remove fsync (and possibly full_page_writes) from such a visible place as postgresql.conf?
I don't think we should remove the features themselves but perhaps only have them settable via the new alter system command?
JD -- Command Prompt, Inc. - http://www.commandprompt.com/ 503-667-4564 PostgreSQL Support, Training, Professional Services and Development High Availability, Oracle Conversion, @cmdpromptinc Now I get it: your service is designed for a customer base that grew up with Facebook, watches Japanese seizure robot anime, and has the attention span of a gnat. I'm not that user., "Tyler Riddle" -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers