On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 12:11 +0100, 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.
So, what you are saying is that re-using relfilenodes can cause problems
during recovery in any command that alters the relfilenode of a
If you've got a better problem statement it would be good to get that
right first before we discuss solutions.
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