On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI
<horiguchi.kyot...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
> That's true, but we don't always have a perfectly comprehensive
> test suite, consciously or unconsciously. The sentence was
> inattentive but the "bug" was just the negative comparable to
> "feature" in my mind. My point was the comparison between adding
> a test for a corner-case and its cost. It must be added if the
> fixed feature is fragile. It can be added it doesn't take a too
> long time to finish.

I'd just add it to be honest. Taking backups from standbys, with or
without the master being connected is a supported feature, and we want
to follow-up to be sure that it does not in the future. Having now the
infrastructure for more complex scenarios does not mean of course that
we need to test everything and all kind of things, of course, but here
the benefits are good compared to the cost that a single call of
pg_basebackup has in the complete the test suite run.

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