* Simon Riggs:

>> I think fsync=off also endagers metadata, while synchronous_commit=off
>> should be perfectly safe as far as the metadata is concerned.
>> Wouldn't this be worth mentioning as well?
>
> Well, I think "wider data loss" covers it for me, but I don't have a
> problem with people wanting to detail the various problems that can
> occur. 

To be honest, I'm mostly concerned with the "synchronous_commit=off
does not wedge the whole database" part of that statement.  For me as
a user, this is a crucial piece of information, and I don't like it
when such information is merely implied.

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