On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:46 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 7:14 PM, Michael Paquier
> <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> (Adding Robert in CC.)
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 4:34 AM, Wang Hao <whbe...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> An unlogged table has an initialization fork. The initialization fork does
>>> not have an BM_PERMANENT flag when get a buffer.
>>> In checkpoint (not shutdown or end of recovery), it will not write to disk.
>>> after a crash recovery, the page of initialization fork will not correctly,
>>> then make the main fork not correctly too.
>> For init forks the flush need absolutely to happen, so that's really
>> not good. We ought to fix BufferAlloc() appropriately here.
> I agree with that, but I propose the attached version instead.  It
> seems cleaner to have the entire test for setting BM_PERMANENT in one
> place rather than splitting it up as you did.

Fine for me. You may want to update the comment of BM_PERMANENT in
buf_internals.h as Artur has mentioned upthread. For example by just
adding "and init forks".

> I believe this sets a record for the longest-lived data corruption bug
> in a commit made by me.

Really? I'll need to double-check the git history here.

> Six years and change, woohoo.  :-(

And that much for someone to report it.

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