On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:14:36PM +0200, Magnus Hagander wrote: > On Aug 26, 2016 5:13 PM, "Joshua D. Drake" <j...@commandprompt.com> wrote: > > > > On 08/25/2016 07:39 PM, Michael Paquier wrote: > >> > >> Hi all, > >> > >> I am relaunching $subject as 10 development will begin soon. As far as > >> I know, there is agreement that we can do something here. Among the > >> different proposals I have found: > >> - pg_clog renamed to pg_commit_status, pg_xact or pg_commit > >> - pg_xlog renamed to pg_xjournal, pg_wal or pg_journal > > > > > > I think the use of the pg_ prefix is redundant. Just a directory called: wal > will do (for example). > > > > In reference to pg_xlog specifically, it should be wal. It is the Write > > Ahead > Log, not the Journal (although I recognize they can be synonymous). All the > documentation talks about Write Ahead Log. > > > > Yes, let's avoid inventing a *third* name for it, please. It's already bad > enough that we have both wal and xlog.
As far as removing 'pg_', consider that many users place pg_xlog on a different device, so using "wal" would not be clear it was related to Postgres. Perhaps we can have initdb --xlogdir use pg_wal, and maybe document this suggestion. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + As you are, so once was I. As I am, so you will be. + + Ancient Roman grave inscription + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers