Forgot to attach the script I promised.. You need to set $PGDATA before running the script. And psql,pg_ctl and pg_resetxlog need to be in $PATH. After running the script, restart postmaster and run "SELECT * FROM t2". There should be one row in the table, but it's empty.
Heikki Linnakangas wrote: > Simon Riggs wrote: >> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 17:18 +0800, Jacky Leng wrote: >>> Second, suppose that no checkpoint has occured during the upper >>> series--authough not quite possible; >> That part is irrelevant. It's forced out to disk and doesn't need >> recovery, with or without the checkpoint. >> >> There's no hole that I can see. > > No, Jacky is right. The same problem exists at least with CLUSTER, and I > think there's other commands that rely on immediate fsync as well. > > Attached is a shell script that demonstrates the problem on CVS HEAD > with CLUSTER. It creates two tables, T1 and T2, both with one row. Then > T1 is dropped, and T2 is CLUSTERed, so that the new T2 relation file > happens to get the same relfilenode that T1 had. Then we crash the > server, forcing a WAL replay. After that, T2 is empty. Oops. > > Unfortunately I don't see any easy way to fix it. One approach would be > to avoid reusing the relfilenodes until next checkpoint, but I don't see > any nice place to keep track of OIDs that have been dropped since last > checkpoint. > -- Heikki Linnakangas EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com
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