Tom Lane wrote:
"Florian G. Pflug" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
And I'm quite tempted to not flush the XLOG at all during ABORT, and to
only force synchronous commits if one of the to-be-deleted files is

+1 on the first, but -1 on the second, because we'd have to track
whether deleted files are temp or not ... it's very unclear that it'd
be worth the trouble.

I'm confused. smgrcreate already tracks if it created a file for a temp
relation or not (at least it has an isTemp parameter, which it also
stores in the delete list). I'd have thought the second suggestion would
amount to a few lines of code in smgrGetPendingDeletes to let it report
if all pending deletes carried the isTemp flag or not.

The only way we could make this more robust is if we could have
WAL-before-data rule for file *creation*, but I think that's not
possible given that we don't know what relfilenode number we will use
until we've successfully created a file.

It seems doable, but it's not pretty. One possible scheme would be to
emit a record *after* chosing a name but *before* creating the file,

No, because the way you know the name is good is a successful

The idea was to log *twice*. Once the we're about to create a file, and
the second time that we succeeded. That way, the filename shows up in the
log, even if we crash immediatly after physically creating the file, which
gives recovery at least a chance to clean up the mess.

greetings, Florian Pflug

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