Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 10:13 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... If we crash and restart, we'll have to get to the end
>> of this file before we start letting backends in; which might be further
>> than we actually got before the crash, but not too much further because
>> we already know the whole WAL file is available.
> Don't want to make it per file though. Big systems can whizz through WAL
> files very quickly, so we either make it a big number e.g. 255 files per
> xlogid, or we make it settable (and recorded in pg_control).
I think you are missing the point I made above. If you set the
okay-to-resume point N files ahead, and then the master stops generating
files so quickly, you've got a problem --- it might be a long time until
the slave starts letting backends in after a crash/restart.
Fetching a new WAL segment from the archive is expensive enough that an
additional write/fsync per cycle doesn't seem that big a problem to me.
There's almost certainly a few fsync-equivalents going on in the
filesystem to create and delete the retrieved segment files.
regards, tom lane
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