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Re: pg_dump & performance degradation

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, brianb-pggeneral(at)edsamail(dot)com
Subject: Re: pg_dump & performance degradation
Date: 2000-08-01 04:26:06
Message-ID: 200008010426.AAA22834@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> At 11:41 PM 7/31/00 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >I am more concerned with giving people a pg_dump option of questionable
> >value.  I don't have problems adding it to the C code because it may be
> >of use to some people.
> 
> I'm uncomfortable because I know of no other *nix utility that has such
> options.
> 
> If they exist, can someone enumerate them?
> 
> It's hard to see why PG is such a special case in this regard, requiring
> such an overbearingly groty kludge.

Yes, agreed.  I read a nice article about Mozilla feature-creep, and how
it killed them:

	http://www.suck.com/daily/2000/07/31/

We have been pretty good about keeping ourselves lean and directed.

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