1. It doesn't seem like generic_xlog.c has thought very carefully about
the semantics of the "hole" between pd_lower and pd_upper.  The mainline
XLOG code goes to some lengths to ensure that the hole stays all-zeroes;
for example RestoreBlockImage() explicitly zeroes the hole when restoring
from a full-page image that has a hole.  But generic_xlog.c's redo routine
does not do anything comparable, nor does GenericXLogFinish make any
effort to ensure that the "hole" is all-zeroes after normal application of
a generic update.  The reason this is of interest is that it means the
contents of the "hole" could diverge between master and slave, or differ
between the original state of a database and what it is after a crash and
recovery.  That would at least complicate forensic comparisons of pages,
and I think it might also break checksumming.  We thought that this was
important enough to take the trouble of explicitly zeroing holes during
mainline XLOG replay.  Shouldn't generic_xlog.c take the same trouble?

2. Unless I'm missing something, contrib/bloom is making no effort
to ensure that bloom index pages can be distinguished from other pages
by pg_filedump.  That's fine if your expectation is that bloom will always
be a toy with no use in production; but otherwise, not so much.  You need
to make sure that the last two bytes of the page special space contain a
uniquely identifiable code; compare spgist_page_id in SPGiST indexes.

                        regards, tom lane

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