> I'm stuck as to how to make this a parameter for the backend.
> The postmaster could read a pg_blocksize file and then pass that,
> but how could _that_ be set differently when calling the same
> copy of initdb?
> I'd like to avoid having to set it in the Makefile in the way
> that the NAMEDATALEN and OIDNAMELEN variables are set up.
> *small lightbulb on*
> Would it be acceptable for this to be in a file in the PGLIB
> directory? This could be read in by initdb and then passed along
> to the postgres calls. Does this seem reasonable and/or clean?
> Or is there a really obvious way that I'm just not seeing right now?
You ask about the block size as part of initdb, and create a file in
/pgsql/data as part of initdb's work. Then each postmaster reads the
file, and passes the value to each backend as a parameter.
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