On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 2:30 PM, David Steele <da...@pgmasters.net> wrote: > For my part I still prefer an actual command to be executed so it will start/restart the archiver if it is not already running or died. This reduces the number of processes that I need to ensure are running. > > If the consensus is that a signal is better then I'll make that work. I will say this raises the bar on what is required to write a good archive command and we already know it is quite a difficult task.
On 6 January 2017 at 14:37, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote: > I like the idea of a command as well, for flexibility. If you want a signal, you can write a trivial command that sends the signal... Maximum flexibility, as long as we don't create a lot of caveats for users. Agreed, I think it is also easier to understand the mechanism (instead of a signal), and would allow for some reuse of already existing scripts. If we do use a full command (vs a signal), I propose we do also offer the %p and %f placeholders for the command.