At 11:48 PM 8/27/2007, Trevor Talbot wrote:
On 8/27/07, Jonah H. Harris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 8/27/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > that and the lack of evidence that they'd actually gain anything
> I find it somewhat ironic that PostgreSQL strives to be fairly
> non-corruptable, yet has no way to detect a corrupted page.  The only
> reason for not having CRCs is because it will slow down performance...
> which is exactly opposite of conventional PostgreSQL wisdom (no
> performance trade-off for durability).

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?

The benefit I see is you get to change the platform underneath earlier than later.

Whether that's worth it or not I don't know - real world stats/info would be good.

Even my home PATA drives tend to grumble about stuff first before they fail, so it might not be worthwhile doing the extra work.


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