On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Without having actually looked at this patch, I would say that if it added > a direct call of fopen() to backend-side code, that was already the wrong > thing. Almost always, AllocateFile() would be a better choice, not only > because it's tied into transaction abort, but also because it knows how to > release virtual FDs in event of ENFILE/EMFILE errors. If there is some > convincing reason why you shouldn't use AllocateFile(), then a safe > cleanup pattern would be to have the fclose() in a PG_CATCH stanza.
I think that my previous remarks on this issue were simply muddled thinking. The SQL-callable function pg_current_logfile() does use AllocateFile(), so the ERROR which may occur afterward if the file is corrupted is no problem. The syslogger, on the other hand, uses logfile_open() to open the file, but it's careful not to throw an ERROR while the file is open, just like other code which runs in the syslogger. So now I think there's no bug here. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers