On 05/12/2017 10:17 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Andres Freund wrote:
>> Given that a lot of data types have a architecture dependent
>> representation, it seems somewhat unrealistic and expensive to have
>> a hard rule to keep them architecture agnostic.   And if that's not
>> guaranteed, then I'm doubtful it makes sense as a soft rule
>> either.
> That's a good point, but the flip side is that, if we don't have
> such a rule, a pg_dump of a hash-partitioned table on one
> architecture might fail to restore on another architecture.  Today, I
> believe that, while the actual database cluster is
> architecture-dependent, a pg_dump is architecture-independent.  Is it
> OK to lose that property?

Not from where I sit.


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