On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Peter Geoghegan <p...@heroku.com> wrote:
> 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.

+1, but the trick is (a) figuring out exactly what to develop and (b)
finding the time to develop it.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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