On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1:54 AM, Alvaro Herrera
> Michael Paquier wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI
>> <horiguchi.kyot...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > At Mon, 4 Jan 2016 15:29:34 +0900, Michael Paquier
>> > <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote in
>> > <CAB7nPqTp5RoHxcp8YxejGMjRjjtLaXCa8=-ber7znbnbpzp...@mail.gmail.com>
>> >> Something that I find rather scary with this patch: could it be
>> >> possible to get actual regression tests now that there is more
>> >> machinery with PostgresNode.pm? As syncrep code paths get more and
>> >> more complex, so are debugging and maintenance.
>> > The test on the whole replication system will very likely to be
>> > too complex and hard to stabilize, and would be
>> > disproportionately large to other tests.
>> I don't buy that much. Mind you, there is in this commit fest a patch
>> introducing a basic regression test suite for recovery using the new
>> infrastructure that has been committed last month. You may want to
>> look at it.
> Kyotaro, please have a look at this patch:
> which is the recovery test framework Michael is talking about. Is it
> possible to use that framework to write tests for this feature? If so,
> then my preferred course of action would be to commit that patch and
> then introduce in this patch some additional tests for the N-sync-standby
> feature. Can you please have a look at the test framework patch and
> provide your feedback on how usable it is for this?
I had a look that patch.
I'm planning to have at least following tests for multiple synchronous
* Confirm value of pg_stat_replication.sync_state (sync, async or potential)
* Confirm that the data is synchronously replicated to multiple
standbys in same cases.
* case 1 : The standby which is not listed in s_s_name, is down
* case 2 : The standby which is listed in s_s_names but potential
standby, is down
* case 3 : The standby which is considered as sync standby, is down.
* Standby promotion
In order to confirm that the commit isn't done in case #3 forever
unless new sync standby is up, I think we need the framework that
cancels executing query.
That is, what I'm planning is,
1. Set up master server (s_s_name = '2, standby1, standby2)
2. Set up two standby servers
3. Standby1 is down
4. Create some contents on master (But transaction is not committed)
5. Cancel the #4 query. (Also confirm that the flush location of only
standby2 makes progress)
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