Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> "Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> We've had that hack in there for almost a month now, and no strange
>> behaviors have turned up in the buildfarm.  So I'm inclined to think
>> it has served its purpose, and we should revert it before anyone else
>> comes to bogus conclusions about performance.

> I thought the idea was more to have people playing the home game to test it
> out. They're much more likely to do something unexpected than the build farm.

True, but I hope some of that has happened already.

At this point I feel that we can't let the default-off patch persist
into beta, which means there is not a lot more testing we can get from
it.  The scenario I'm foreseeing is somebody runs performance tests on
8.3beta (failing to realize that he's testing sync-commit off),
publishes some amazing numbers, and then the release version is a lot
worse.  That will be a public-relations disaster.

We can do everything we can to encourage beta-testers to test the
sync-commit-off mode, but I don't want people to not know what they
are testing.

                        regards, tom lane

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