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Re: Tablespace patch review

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Tablespace patch review
Date: 2004-06-18 23:13:55
Message-ID: 4476.1087600435@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de> writes:
> IMHO checking objects in a tablespace is a routine administrative task, 
> so it should be supported natively by the server without need of 
> contribs.

I strongly disagree.  Dropping a tablespace is not a routine activity,
and we don't have to have submillisecond response to operations that
are only needed when your first attempt to drop one fails.

As for the authentication-is-expensive issue, what of it?  You *should*
have to authenticate yourself in order to look inside another person's
database.  The sort of cross-database inspection being proposed here
would be a big security hole in many people's view.

> And for win user acceptance, a command line tool won't be 
> sufficient either.

This does not deserve a response.

			regards, tom lane

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