On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Karl O. Pinc <k...@meme.com> wrote:
> To me, the CURRENT_LOG_FILENAME symbol should contain the name
> of the current log file.  It does not.  The CURRENT_LOG_FILENAME symbol
> holds the name of the file which itself contains the name of
> the log file(s) being written, plus the log file
> structure of each log file.

I agree that this is confusing.

> IMO, the name of the log files being written, as well as
> the type of data structure written into each log file,
> are meta-information about the logging data.  So maybe
> the right name is LOG_METAINFO_DATAFILE.

+1 for something like this.

Robert Haas
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