On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM, Tatsuo Ishii <is...@postgresql.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm researching the synchronous replication. I see the backend of the
>> Primary Server calls SyncRepWaitForLSN() to wait for the Standby Server to
>> write the WAL records.
>>
>> If some thing happens, such as network failure or disk failure, causes the
>> Standby Server fail to receive WAL records or fail to write WAL records,
>> would the backend of the Primary Server catch and handle this failure?
>> Would the backend roll-back the transactions? Would the backend continue to
>> work?
>
> I don't think the backend would roll back the transaction because when
> SyncRepWaitForLSN() is called, the transaction has been already
> committed. There's no way to roll back a transaction which has been
> committed.

Confirmed. The transaction is not rolled back and is considered
committed locally. Don't count of course on statement_timeout to stop
the transaction from being stuck.
-- 
Michael


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