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[WIP] Patch : Change pg_ident.conf parsing to be the same as pg_hba.conf

From: Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila(at)huawei(dot)com>
To: "'Pg Hackers'" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: [WIP] Patch : Change pg_ident.conf parsing to be the same as pg_hba.conf
Date: 2012-07-02 12:08:22
Message-ID: 008801cd584b$60d2ed80$2278c880$ (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
Attached is a Patch to change the parsing of pg_ident.conf to make it
similar to pg_hba.conf. 
This is based on Todo Item: 

Purpose - This will allow to catch syntax errors in pg_ident at the startup
or reload time.
Changes are described as follows: 
a.      Make the load_ident() functionality same as load_hba, such that it
cleans the previous context, after successful parsing. 
b.      Change the load_ident(), so that parsing can be done during load
time and the parsed lines are saved. 
c.      Change the functionality of parse_ident_usermap() so that parsing is
not done during authentication. 
d.      If load_ident() fails for parsing, it returns false and error is
        This point I am not sure, as for pg_hba failure it issues FATAL at
startup. Currently I have kept error handling for load of pg_ident same as
I have done the basic testing and test is still in progress. 
With Regards, 
Amit Kapila. 


Attachment: pg_ident_parsing.patch
Description: application/octet-stream (15.2 KB)


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