On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 11:28 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Tom, 
> > Let's go with the easy fix. With regular 1GB segment size, having a few
> > empty files in the data directory isn't going to hurt anyone.
> No, but it will confuse DBAs ("What the heck are all these 0B files?").  
> Maybe 
> we should add code to VACUUM to look for these empty file segments and unlink 
> them if they haven't been touched in a while (say, a day?).

I don't buy this argument. A smart DBA isn't going to do any such thing.
If you go around deleting unknown files you deserve everything you get.
Especially if you are in the middle of a PostgreSQL cluster tree.


Joshua D. Drake


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