On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> Independent of the discussion of how to edit configuration files from
> SQL, I had another idea how many of the use cases for this could be handled.
> We already have the ability to store in pg_db_role_setting configuration
> settings for
> specific user, specific database
> specific user, any database
> any user, specific database
> The existing infrastructure would also support
> any user, any database (= all the time)
> All you'd need is to add
> ApplySetting(InvalidOid, InvalidOid, relsetting, PGC_S_$SOMETHING);
> in postinit.c, and have some SQL command to modify this setting.
> The only thing you couldn't handle that way are SIGHUP settings, but the
> often-cited use cases work_mem, logging, etc. would work.
> There would also be the advantage that pg_dumpall would save these settings.
Personally, I think that would be wonderful.
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