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Re: guid/uuid datatype

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, Gevik Babakhani <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: guid/uuid datatype
Date: 2007-01-25 18:35:00
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>> The MAC-based generator function could also be included in the backend,
>> actually: it just needs to take an argument of type "macaddr". It would
>> then be up to the user (and/or various pgfoundry and contrib/ modules)
>> to find a way to determine the local machine's MAC address, which
>> presumably can't be done reliably in a portable fashion.
> I assume we could just allow the MAC address or some unique idenfier to
> be specified in postgesql.conf. 

Well at that point why don't we allow it to be specified per database?

ALTER DATABASE foo SET uuid_salt =


That would be pretty cool, but I am sure most will shoot that down in
flames :)


Joshua D. Drake



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