On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 10:55:58AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Ciprian Popovici discovered an entirely new way to break the safety
> interlocks that are meant to prevent you from starting a postmaster
> in a data directory of the wrong version:
> While one could say this is pilot error, it's still annoying that
> the database manages to hose itself so thoroughly.
There will always be a way for a user with enough knowlege to hose a
database completely. I think it's significant that Mr. Popovici is
the first to manage this one, in the sense that it takes an especially
creative combination of a little knowlege and rushing in where angels
fear to tread to reproduce the problem. There will never be a
solution to human foolishness, so I say we just tell him and others
like him to restore from backup and move on.
Just my $.02
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