On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2016-06-03 14:00:00 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
>> > I'm not convinced of that.  Hiding unexpected issues for longer, just to
>> > continue kind-of-operating, can make the impact of problems a lot worse,
>> > and it makes it very hard to actually learn about the issues.
>> So if we made this a WARNING rather than an ERROR, it wouldn't hiding
>> the issue, but it would be less likely to break things that worked
>> before.  No?
> Except that we're then accepting the (proven!) potential for data
> loss. We're talking about a single report of an restore_command setting
> odd permissions. Which can easily be fixed.

Well, I think that having restore_command start failing after a minor
release update can cause data loss, too.  Or even an outage.

Robert Haas
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