Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Bernd Helmle <maili...@oopsware.de> wrote:
>> That said, i'm okay if --single is not intended to bring up a hot standby.
>> There are many other ways to debug such problems.

> This patch is still on the CF app:
> https://commitfest.postgresql.org/10/610/
> Even after thinking about it, my opinion is still the same. Let's
> prevent a standalone backend to start if it sees recovery.conf.
> Attached is a patch and the CF entry is switched as ready for
> committer to move on.

Hm, StartupXLOG seems like a pretty random place to check that, especially
since doing it there requires an extra stat() call.  Why didn't you just
make readRecoveryCommandFile() error out?

                        regards, tom lane

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