Simon Riggs wrote: > > > * recommendation to use GnuWin32 cp on Windows > > > * provide "holdtime" delay, default 0 (on all platforms) > > > * default stays same on Windows="copy" to ensure people upgrading don't > > > get stung > > > > This seems pretty kludgey to me. I wouldn't want to install GnuWin32 > > utilities on a production system just for the "cp" command, and I don't > > know how I would tune holdtime properly for using "copy". And it seems > > risky to have defaults that are known to not work reliably. > > > > How about implementing a replacement function for "cp" ourselves? It > > seems pretty trivial to do. We could use that on Unixes as well, which > > would keep the differences between Win32 and other platforms smaller, > > and thus ensure the codepath gets more testing. > > > > (Sorry for jumping into the discussion so late, I didn't follow this > > thread earlier, and just read it now in the archives while looking at > > the patch.) > > If you've heard complaints about any of this from users, I haven't. > AFAIK we're doing this because it *might* cause a problem. Bear in mind > that link is the preferred performance option, not copy. So AFAICS we're > tuning a secondary option on one specific port, without it being a > raised issue and in an area of code that will be superceded in the next > release. > > So further embellishments would be a long way down my own priority list, > putting it politely. Yet I have no objections to the suggestion overall; > we have done that already for alter tablespace.
OK, based on these observations I think we need to learn more about the issues before making any changes to our code. -- Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + -- Sent via pgsql-patches mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-patches