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Re: create tablespace fails silently, or succeeds improperly

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, 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: 2010-12-11 15:56:19
Message-ID: 2880.1292082979@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> writes:
> * 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".

OK.  Is there any value in doing mkdir -p in WAL-recovery execution of
CREATE TABLESPACE but not regular execution?

			regards, tom lane

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