On 2016-03-16 11:06:23 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> On 03/16/2016 11:04 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> >On 2016-03-16 11:02:09 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >>>>3. The problem can get worse over time. If you have a very long running
> >>>>instance, any time the backend crash-restarts you have to potential to
> >>>>increase disk space used for no purpose.
> >>>
> >>>But I think these outweigh the debugging benefit.
> >>
> >>Well as Andrew said, we could also create postmaster start option that
> >>defaults to don't save.
> >
> >I think these days you'd simply use restart_after_crash = false. For
> >debugging I found that to be rather valuable.
> That would have created an extended outage for this installation. I am not
> sure we can force that for something that should not happen in the first
> place (filling up the hard drive with dead files).

Nah, I meant that if you want to debug something you'd set that (i.e. in
the case you need the temp files), not you should set that.

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