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Re: [HACKERS] Removing pg_auth_members.grantor (was Grantor name gets lost when grantor role dropped)

From: Russell Smith <mr-russ(at)pws(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Removing pg_auth_members.grantor (was Grantor name gets lost when grantor role dropped)
Date: 2007-05-15 22:33:19
Message-ID: 464A352F.5010004@pws.com.au (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>   
>> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> 2. decide that the standard is braindead and just omit dumping the
>>>    grantor when it's no longer available, but don't remove
>>>    pg_auth_members.grantor
>>>
>>> Which do people feel should be implemented?  I can do whatever we
>>> decide; if no one has a strong opinion on the matter, my opinion is we
>>> do (2) which is the easiest.
>>>       
>> Here is a patch implementing this idea, vaguely based on Russell's.
>>     
>
> Applied to CVS HEAD, 8.2 and 8.1.
>
> If we want to start tracking the grantor as a shared dependency, and
> have REVOKE work per spec (i.e. only revoke the privileges actually
> granted by the role executing REVOKE), those are separate patches (and
> they should be applied only to HEAD).  This patch merely fixes the fact
> that pg_dumpall failed to work for busted databases.
>
>   
Should there also be a doc patch for this, the document descriptions 
seemed different to what is actually implemented.  I'll check that 
before I make any further comments.

Russell

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