"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> What did you think about protecting against torn writes using id numbers 
>> every
>> 512 bytes.
> Pretty much not happening; or are you volunteering to fix every part of
> the system to tolerate injections of inserted data anywhere in a stored
> datum?

I was thinking to do it at a low level as the xlog records are prepared to be
written to the filesystem and as the data is being read from disk. I haven't
read that code yet to see where to inject it but I understand there's already
a copy happening and it could be done there. Even if we optimize out all the
copies we could do it in the actual i/o call using readv/writev.

I wasn't thinking of doing it on actual disk buffers since it doesn't help us
avoid full page writes, but it could be done there too using readv/writev in
the smgr. That might be useful for a full_page_writes=off system so even if it
can't guarantee no corruption at least it can guarantee no silent corruption.

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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