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Re: Regarding TODO item "%Add a separate TRUNCATE permission"

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Gevik Babakhani <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>,pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Regarding TODO item "%Add a separate TRUNCATE permission"
Date: 2006-04-26 18:23:16
Message-ID: 20060426182316.GR4474@ns.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Alvaro Herrera (alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com) wrote:
> Stephen Frost wrote:
> 
> > > The question that really ought to be answered before doing any of this
> > > is why DELETE privilege shouldn't be sufficient to allow TRUNCATE.
> > 
> > TRUNCATE doesn't follow MVCC...
> 
> We can certainly talk about fixing that.  (And CLUSTER at the same time,
> I think.)

The issue is that it seems to be intractable to retain MVCC-ness *and*
provide the performance savings TRUNCATE gives.  If you can solve that
problem then we could get rid of TRUNCATE and implement
DELETE-without-WHERE using that magic.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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