From: pgsql-hackers-ow...@postgresql.org > [mailto:pgsql-hackers-ow...@postgresql.org] On Behalf Of Tom Lane > Doesn't it also make crash recovery less robust? The whole point > of that mechanism is to be able to cope if the latest checkpoint > record is unreadable.
If the latest checkpoint record is unreadable (the WAL segment/block/record is corrupt?), recovery from the previous checkpoint would also stop at the latest checkpoint. And we don't need to replay the WAL records between the previous checkpoint and the latest one, because their changes are already persisted when the latest checkpoint was taken. So, the user should just do pg_resetxlog and start the database server when the recovery cannot find the latest checkpoint record and PANICs? Regards Takayuki Tsunakawa -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers