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Re: When "psql -l" is invoked from prompt and not completed,

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Adrian Calvin <acexec(at)yahoo(dot)com>,pgsql-bugs-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: When "psql -l" is invoked from prompt and not completed,
Date: 2003-07-24 21:54:08
Message-ID: 200307242154.h6OLs8t03977@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Adrian Calvin wrote:
> >> When "psql -l" is invoked from prompt, and a user lets it sit
> >> at the 'more' prompt, no other user can create a database.  The
> >> "cannot access template..." error is thrown.  Has this been
> >> corrected in later versions?
> 
> > Sorry, I have trouble believing that.
> 
> I don't.  It's from the interlock that prevents copying a database that
> contains active sessions.

I understand that, but why does psql still hold that lock while
displaying the database names with more?  I thought the database was
shipped to the client, and the locks released.

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