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Re: pg_config : postgresql.conf adjustments?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)atentus(dot)com>
Cc: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Hackers Mailing List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_config : postgresql.conf adjustments?
Date: 2002-09-30 04:13:04
Message-ID: 14770.1033359184@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)atentus(dot)com> writes:
> On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Tom Lane wrote:
>> This seems far outside pg_config's charter.

> Obviously he wants a tool that allows setting parameters from a shell
> script or something for use within pg_autotune.  I don't see why it is
> bad to have a tool to do this; if someone can use it (and modify
> postgresql.conf) obviously he has permission to read (and write)
> postgresql.conf.

Well, you could do that with a sed command (twinkle).  But I wasn't
necessarily objecting to the abstract notion of having such a tool ...
I just don't think it's in pg_config's scope.  You could more easily
make a case for adding the functionality to pg_ctl.  Or make a new tool.

			regards, tom lane

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