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Re: About the pid and opts files

From: Chris Bitmead <chrisb(at)nimrod(dot)itg(dot)telstra(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: About the pid and opts files
Date: 2000-06-26 03:47:23
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Tom Lane wrote:

> Right --- it should be *possible* to change these vars, but it should
> take some explicit action.  Having a different value in your environment
> at postmaster start time is probably not enough of an explicit action.
> This whole thread makes me more and more uncomfortable about the fact
> that the postmaster/backend pay attention to environment variables at
> all.  An explicit configuration file would seem a better answer.

Why a configuration file? Why not a configuration table?

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