On 4/9/17 22:40, Noah Misch wrote:
> Agreed.  There are times when starting up degraded beats failing to start,
> particularly when the failing component has complicated dependencies.  In this
> case, as detailed upthread, this can only fail in response to basic
> misconfiguration.  It's not the kind of thing that will spontaneously fail
> after a minor upgrade, for example.

If history had been different, we could have implemented, say,
autovacuum or walreceiver on the background worker framework.  I think
unifying some of that might actually be a future project.  Would it be
OK if these processes just logged a warning and didn't start if there
was a misconfiguration?

Peter Eisentraut              http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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