On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:52 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote: >> a target data folder should be stopped properly to be able to rewind, >> and it is better to avoid dependencies between utilities if that's not >> strictly necessary. initdb is likely to be installed side-by-side >> with pg_rewind in any distribution though. > > It's not like we don't have any other such dependencies, in other > binaries. I'm not concerned. > > Having to backpatch a single system() invocation + find_other_exec() > call, and backporting a more general FRONTEND version of initdb's > fsync_pgdata() are wildly differing in complexity.
Talking about HEAD, wouldn't the dependency tree be cleaner if there is a common facility in src/common? For back-branches, I won't argue against simplicity, those are more reliable solutions. -- Michael -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers