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Re: [HACKERS] Major Problem, need help! Can't run our website!

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tim Allen <tim(at)proximity(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Major Problem, need help! Can't run our website!
Date: 2005-11-15 04:02:42
Message-ID: 6105.1132027362@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tim Allen <tim(at)proximity(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> We've seen reports of people firing this particular foot-gun before, 
> haven't we? Would it make sense to rename pg_xlog to something that 
> doesn't sound like it's "just" full of log files? Eg pg_wal - something 
> where the half-educated will have no idea what it is, and therefore not 
> think they know what they can do with it.

There's something in what you say.  We'd have to rename pg_clog as well,
since that's even more critical than pg_xlog ...

			regards, tom lane

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