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Re: Transaction Snapshot Cloning

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Transaction Snapshot Cloning
Date: 2008-01-12 20:25:10
Message-ID: 1200169510.4266.1378.camel@ebony.site (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 11:57 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> > On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 19:23 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> [ blanches... ]  Can you say "security hole"?
> 
> > Static on the line, sorry. 
> > I'm hearing "useful superuser-only capability". ;-)
> 
> It would be far *more* useful if it didn't have to be superuser-only.
> And since the actual details of the snapshot content are really of
> zero interest to the user, I think making it pass through his hands
> is simply misdesign.

No, its deliberate, because I want this to work on prior releases. I
didn't clearly explain that, sorry.

For 8.4+ I will design the internal route for this feature.

-- 
  Simon Riggs
  2ndQuadrant  http://www.2ndQuadrant.com


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