On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Kuntal Ghosh <kuntalghosh.2...@gmail.com> wrote: > I've not yet started the patch and it may take some time for me to > understand and write > the patch in a correct way. Since, you've almost written the patch, > IMHO, please go ahead > and submit the patch. I'll happily review and test it. :-) > > Thanks for the notes.
OK, thanks. Here you go. Upon further testing, I have discovered as well that libpqProcessFileList suffers an overflow on the file size when it is higher than 2GB, which caused only a portion of the relation blocks to be copied when doing a transfer with libpq in my test case. That could be the origin of all kind of corruptions, with my test case a sequential scan resulted in inconsistent data fetched, which in this case was only a portion of the tuples scannable on the rewound standby because the original blocks remained in place, and those had a LSN set to a position *newer* than what the master was generating. When doing an offline rewind, things are a bit smarter and no such corruptions are possible. But that's just the top of the iceberg for such issues. Big files completely copied were actually able to do a double overflow, which made the transfer able to work correctly, but that was plain luck. The patch attached passes my test case where blocks from a large relation file are copied as well as when a large raw file is copied. This needs to be back-patched down to 9.5, since pg_rewind has been introduced. -- Michael
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