On Sat, 2006-08-05 at 23:59 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Rather than expecting user-level scripts to get this corner case
> > right, I suggest that we ought to modify pg_stop_backup and friends
> > so that what they return is the last used byte address of WAL, not
> > the first unused byte address as now.  Then, blindly extracting
> > the filename will give the right answer about which file to archive,
> > even in the boundary case.
> After further thought I desisted from that plan: changing the result
> convention of existing functions like pg_stop_backup() will break any
> existing archiving scripts that do get it right.  Instead, we can put
> the boundary-case logic into the new functions that extract a filename
> from the WAL location string that the action functions return.

This is done right? Ping me back if there's anything more to add.

  Simon Riggs
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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