Hello, At Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:47:54 +0800, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote in <CAMsr+YFqNLAvdjmgWOMWM9X=ffzcfol4plxbeaqtjysbe_u...@mail.gmail.com> > On 3 Feb. 2017 15:47, "Kyotaro HORIGUCHI" <horiguchi.kyot...@lab.ntt.co.jp> > wrote: > > Hello, > > At Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:16:47 +0800, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> > wrote in <CAMsr+YGqn2PjJBCY+RjWWTJ4BZ=fhg0rexq1e1nd8_kjadg...@mail.gmail.com > > > > On 2 February 2017 at 11:45, Euler Taveira <eu...@timbira.com.br> wrote: > > > > > I don't think storage without conversion is an acceptable approach. We > > > should provide options to users such as ignore tuple or NULL for > > > column(s) with conversion problem. I wouldn't consider storage data > > > without conversion because it silently show incorrect data and we > > > historically aren't flexible with conversion routines. > > It is possible technically. But changing the behavior of a > subscript and/or publication requires change of SQL syntax. It > seems a bit too late for proposing such a new feature.. > > IMHO unintentional silent data loss must not be happen so the > default behavior on conversion failure cannot be other than stop > of replication. > > > Agree. Which is why we should default to disallowing mismatched upstream > and downstream encodings. At least to start with. > > > pglogical and BDR both require identical encoding; they test for this > > during startup and refuse to replicate if the encoding differs. > > > > For the first pass at core I suggest a variant on that policy: require > > source and destination encoding to be the same. This should probably > > be the first change, since it definitively prevents the issue from > > arising. > > If the check is performed by BDR, pglogical itself seems to be > allowed to convert strings when the both end have different > encodings in a non-BDR environment. Is this right? > > > Hm. Maybe it's changed since I last looked. We started off disallowing > mismatched encodings anyway. > > Note that I'm referring to pglogical, the tool, not "in core logical > replication for postgres"
Ouch! I'm so sorry for my bad mistake. What I thought that I mentioned is not pglogical, but pgoutput, the default output plugin. But what the patch modifies is logical/proto.c. My correct question was the following. | Does pglogical requires that the core to reject connections | with a server with unidentical encoging? Or check condings by | itself and disconnect by itself? > > If time permits we could also allow destination encoding to be UTF-8 > > (including codepage 65001) with any source encoding. This requires > > encoding conversion to be performed, of course. > > Does this mean that BDR might work on heterogeneous encoding > environemnt? > > No. Here the "we" was meant to be PG core for V10 or later. > > But anyway some encodings (like SJIS) have > caharacters with the same destination in its mapping so BDR > doesn't seem to work with such conversions. So each encoding > might should have a property to inform its usability under BDR > environment, but. > > > PG doesn't allow SJIS as a db encoding. So it doesn't matter here. Oops. I suppose EUC_JP also has such characters but I'm not sure now. > > The downside is that this will impact users who use a common subset of > > two encodings. This is most common for Windows-1252 <-> ISO-8859-15 > > (or -1 if you're old-school) but also arises anywhere the common 7 bit > > subset is used. Until we can define an encoding exception policy > > though, I think we should defer supporting those and make them a > > "later" problem. > > If the conversion is rejected for now, we should check the > encoding identity instead. Ok, I'll go on this direction for the next patch. regards, -- Kyotaro Horiguchi NTT Open Source Software Center -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers