Use more PostgreSQL attributes for Patroni parameters

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This MR uses more of PostgreSQL attributes to set Patroni parameters. It uses the following order of precedence to determine the value of X where X is one of:

  • max_connections
  • max_locks_per_transaction
  • max_worker_processes
  • max_prepared_transactions
  • track_commit_timestamp
  • max_wal_senders
  • max_replication_slots
  • wal_keep_segments
  • wal_keep_size
  • checkpoint_timeout

Here is the order of precedence:

  1. patroni['postgresql'][X] that is set in gitlab.rb
  2. postgresql[X] that is set in gitlab.rb
  3. default value of X from postgresql cookbook, where X is not one of max_wal_senders, max_replication_slots, and checkpoint_timeout. These three keys have different default values in patroni cookbook and the value from postgresql cookbook may break the replication. As a general rule, if X has a default value in both patroni and postgresql and it is not specified in gitlab.rb (either with postgresql[...] or patroni['postgresql'][...], the default value from patroni cookbook takes precedence. This is the case for max_wal_senders, max_replication_slots, and checkpoint_timeout.
  4. default value of X from patroni cookbook.
  5. default value of X from postgresql cookbook.

Related issues

Fixes #5885 (closed)


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Edited by Hossein Pursultani

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