David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> While initdb allows you to choose a directory for transaction logs, it
> can't already exist, so it can't be in its usual place under $PGDATA.
> I'd like to propose that this be allowed by having an alternate syntax
> for the -X option, namely, "existing."
> When -X is set to "existing", it would check whether pg_xlog is a
> directory and the only thing in $PGDATA. One way to do that is to add
> a new return code to check_data_dir() and a new branch of the case
> statement after it's called.
Why is this useful? It seems like just extra complication.
regards, tom lane
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