* Robert Haas (robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 10:33 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > Anybody have a problem with adopting this behavior?
> Seems a bit surprising.
Yeahh.. I'm not really sure about mkdir -p type actions from a SQL
command. Not entirely sure why but it doesn't feel 'right' to me. I'd
rather have PG complain "that directory doesn't exist". It's not a
terribly strong feeling though, more of a "that's kind of suprising",
since, as you point out, PG would have to have the necessary permissions
to create the directories, and I know that it probably wouldn't on
systems that I set up, but I don't really like relying on the FS
permissions to realize something like this was happening...
At the end of the day, I think you'll get people who will see a
permission denied and go "oh, I need to grant PG rights to mkdir in /,
sure, why not", even though that might mean creating a directory on a
small root FS which will then run out of space quickly...
Just my 2c.
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