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Re: create tablespace fails silently, or succeeds improperly

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: create tablespace fails silently, or succeeds improperly
Date: 2010-10-18 20:02:01
Message-ID: 201010182002.o9IK21R29658@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Yeah.  We have gotten complaints in the past from people who tried to
> specify a mount point as a tablespace, and it failed because of
> lost+found or the mount dir being root-owned.  We've told them to make a
> subdirectory, but that always seemed like a workaround.  With the new
> layout there's no longer any strong reason to prevent this case from
> working.
> 
> Basically, I'm thinking that given CREATE TABLESPACE LOCATION '/foo/bar'
> the creation and properties of /foo/bar/PG_9.0_201004261 ought to be
> handled *exactly* the way that the -D target directory of initdb is.
> We have more than ten years experience behind the assertion that we're
> dealing with that case in a good way.  We should transfer that behavior
> over to tablespace directories rather than inventing something that
> works a shade differently.
> 
> Barring objections, I'll go make it work that way in HEAD and 9.0.

Yes please, thanks.

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