Decibel! <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Even if we don't care about folks running on suspect hardware, having a
> CRC would make it far more reasonable to recommend full_page_writes=3Doff.

This argument seems ridiculous.  Finding out that you have corrupt data
is no substitute for not having corrupt data.

> BTW, a method that would buy additional protection would be to compute
> the CRC for a page every time you modify it in such a way that generates
> a WAL record, and record that CRC with the WAL record. That would
> protect from corruption that happened anytime after the page was
> modified, instead of just when smgr went to write it out. How useful
> that is I don't know...

Two words: hint bits.

                        regards, tom lane

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