On 4/10/17 23:22, Tom Lane wrote: > Personally I'd err on the side of "starting up degraded is better than > not starting at all". Or maybe we should invent a GUC to let DBAs > express their preference on that?
If we defaulted allow_degraded to yes, then users wouldn't find that setting until they do start up degraded and want to fix things, in which case they could just fix the settings that caused the degraded startup in the first place. If we defaulted to no, then I don't think any user would go in and change it. "Sure, I'll allow degraded startup. That sounds useful." I think there is no clear agreement here, and no historically consistent behavior. I'm prepared to let it go and cross it off the list of open items. I believe we should keep thinking about it, but it's not something that has to hold up beta. -- Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers