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Re: Transaction Snapshot Cloning

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Transaction Snapshot Cloning
Date: 2008-01-12 16:57:25
Message-ID: 7120.1200157045@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 19:23 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> [ blanches... ]  Can you say "security hole"?

> Static on the line, sorry. 
> I'm hearing "useful superuser-only capability". ;-)

It would be far *more* useful if it didn't have to be superuser-only.
And since the actual details of the snapshot content are really of
zero interest to the user, I think making it pass through his hands
is simply misdesign.

			regards, tom lane

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