Hello all,

Please find attached a patch to make wal segment size initdb configurable.

The attached patch removes --with-wal-segsize configure option and adds a
new initdb option --wal-segsize. The module initdb passes the wal-segsize
value into an environment variable which is used to overwrite the guc value
wal_ segment_size and set the internal variables : XLogSegSize and
XLOG_SEG_SIZE (xlog_internal.h). The default wal_segment_size is not
changed but I have increased the maximum size to 1GB.

Since  XLOG_SEG_SIZE is now variable, it could not be used directly in
src/bin modules and few macros and few changes had to be made:
  -  in guc.c , remove GUC_UNIT_XSEGS which used XLOG_SEG_SIZE and
introduce show functions for the guc which used the unit (min_wal_size and
  -  For pg_basebackup, add new replication command SHOW_WAL_SEGSZ to fetch
the wal_segment_size in bytes.
  - pg_controldata, pg_resetxlog, pg_rewind, fetch the xlog_seg_size from
the ControlFile.
  - Since pg_xlogdump reads the wal files, it uses the file size to
determine the xlog_seg_size.
  - In pg_test_fsync, a buffer of size XLOG_SEG_SIZE was created, filled
with random data and written to a temporary file to check for any
write/fsync error before performing the tests. Since it does not affect the
actual performance results, the XLOG_SEG_SIZE in the module is replaced
with the default value (16MB).

Please note that the documents are not updated in this patch.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

Beena Emerson

Have a Great Day!

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