On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 12:58 AM, Jeff Janes <jeff.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> If a transaction holding locks aborts on an otherwise idle server, perhaps it 
> will take a very long time for a log-shipping standby to realize this.  But I 
> have hard time believing that anyone who cares about that would be using 
> log-shipping (rather than streaming) anyway.

I'm sure other people here understand this better than me, but I
wonder if it wouldn't make more sense to somehow log this data only if
something material has changed in the data being logged.  This seems
to be trying to log something only if something else has been written
to WAL, which I'm not sure is the right test.

Also, this check here:

+                               if (last_snapshot_lsn != insert_lsn &&
+                                       checkpoint_lsn != insert_lsn &&
+                                       checkpoint_lsn != previous_lsn)

...seems like it will fire if there have been 0 or 1 WAL records since
the last checkpoint, regardless of what they are.  I'm not sure that's
the right test, and it'll break again the minute we have a third thing
we want to log only if the system is non-idle.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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