On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 5 September 2016 at 06:55, Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 11:30 PM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>> I noticed we don't mention what LSN is anywhere, so I'd like to apply
>>> the following doc patch also.
>> +1 for the idea. What do you think about adding a mention to the
>> system data type pg_lsn?
>>    <para>
>> +   <acronym>WAL</acronym> records are appended to the <acronym>WAL</acronym>
>> +   logs as each new record is written. The insert position is described by
>> +   a Log Sequence Number (<acronym>LSN</acronym>) that is a byte offset into
>> +   the logs, increasing monotonically with each new record. Two
>> +   <acronym>LSN</acronym>s can be compared to calculate the volume of
>> +   <acronym>WAL</acronym> data that separates them, so are used to measure
>> +   progress of <acronym>WAL</acronym> during replication and recovery.
>> +  </para>
>> Here we could for example append a sentence like "The system data type
>> <link linkend="datatype-pg-lsn"><type>pg_lsn</></link> is an internal
>> representation of the LSN".
> Good input, thanks. v2 attached.

Looks good to me. Thanks for the wordsmithing.

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