Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL, NetBSD and NFS
To: Greg Copeland <greg@CopelandConsulting.Net>
From: Tom Lane <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2003 16:02:17
Greg Copeland <greg@CopelandConsulting.Net> writes:
> That was going to be my question too.
> I thought NFS didn't have some of the requisite file system behaviors
> (locking, flushing, etc. IIRC) for PostgreSQL to function correctly or
> reliably.

Whether the thing is trustworthy is a different issue ;-).  I was just
surprised that it didn't seem to work at all.

In practice, if the NFS server never goes down then you probably haven't
got a problem.  I'm not sure you could count on the database not getting
scrambled if the NFS server crashes.  But that wasn't the question...

			regards, tom lane