On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 6:26 PM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > The behaviour of that function is defined in backbranches, so I suggest we > should not alter that now.
Hm.. > What we can do is have another function that makes it clearer that the > answer is variable. > pg_xlogfile_name_offset(offset, timelineid) > always succeeds on standby but needs to be told what timelineid to use This has clearly value, I have wanted to override the timeline number a couple of times now. I have always done so with a custom function and saw many people doing it at application level, but it is a weird design to have the 1-argument version fail for a node in recovery, and the 2-argument version succeed. I'd rather have everything consistent to be honest, with the same function name, and the behavior clearly documented. > then we have another function > pg_last_xact_replay_timeline() that allows you to find out the current > timeline It would be good to have an equivalent pg_current_xlog_timeline as well that can run on nodes not in recovery. I agree that having a separate function makes more sense as its equivalents for WAL positions. > The actual problem here is somewhat more convoluted, because we would like > to know the timeline of the basebackup at start and stop. That information > is not easily available from the backup label data returned by > pg_stop_backup(). > We would like to do something like this... > > select pg_xlogfile_name_offset(l.lsn, l.tli) from pg_stop_backup(false) l; > > So I suggest we add another column to the output of pg_stop_backup() to > return the tli value directly. This would be useful as well, that's less custom-parsing logic for applications based on the segment name in backup_label. Note that I am not personally planning to write a patch for all that, but any people are welcome to pick up this task! -- Michael -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers