Current PostgreSQL Documentation on recovery.conf has this about


This parameter is intended for use with streaming replication deployments;
however, if the parameter is specified it will be honored in all cases.
Synchronous replication is not affected by this setting because there is
not yet any setting to request synchronous apply of transaction commits.


If i understand correctly, this is not true anymore with 9.6, where
remote_apply will have exactly the behavior the paragraph above wants to
contradict: any transaction executed with synchronous_commit=remote_apply
will wait at least recovery_min_apply_delay to finish. Given that
synchronous_commit can be controlled by any user, this might be dangerous
if someone doesn't take care enough.

I think we need a doc patch for that at least, see attached patch against
master, but 9.6 should have a corrected one, too.

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Mit freundlichen Grüßen

        Bernd Helmle

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