On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 12:01:15PM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 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.

A mention in the README in that directory wouldn't hurt, tho.

David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://fetter.org/
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