On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Trying to force those people to use checksums is just masterminding;
> they've made their own decision that it's not worth bothering with.
> When something goes wrong, WE still care about distinguishing hardware
> failure from PostgreSQL failure.   Our pride is on the line.  But the
> customer often doesn't.  The DBA isn't the same person as the
> operating system guy, and the operating system guy isn't going to
> listen to the DBA even if the DBA complains of checksum failures.

We need to invest in corruption detection/verification tools that are
run on an as-needed basis. They are available to users of every other
major database system.

Peter Geoghegan

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