"Trevor Talbot" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On 8/27/07, Jonah H. Harris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I find it somewhat ironic that PostgreSQL strives to be fairly
>> non-corruptable, yet has no way to detect a corrupted page.

> But how does detecting a corrupted data page gain you any durability?
> All it means is that the platform underneath screwed up, and you've
> already *lost* durability.  What do you do then?

Indeed.  In fact, the most likely implementation of this (refuse to do
anything with a page with a bad CRC) would be a net loss from that
standpoint, because you couldn't get *any* data out of a page, even if
only part of it had been zapped.

                        regards, tom lane

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