On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:48 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> 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?

Well, the idea is to do the check before doing anything on PGDATA and
leave it intact, particularly the post-crash fsync().

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