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Re: About the pid and opts files

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Chris Bitmead <chrisb(at)nimrod(dot)itg(dot)telstra(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: About the pid and opts files
Date: 2000-06-26 03:59:19
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Chris Bitmead <chrisb(at)nimrod(dot)itg(dot)telstra(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Right --- it should be *possible* to change these vars, but it should
>> take some explicit action.  Having a different value in your environment
>> at postmaster start time is probably not enough of an explicit action.
>> This whole thread makes me more and more uncomfortable about the fact
>> that the postmaster/backend pay attention to environment variables at
>> all.  An explicit configuration file would seem a better answer.

> Why a configuration file? Why not a configuration table?

Circularity.  A lot of this stuff has to be known before we dare touch
the database at all.

			regards, tom lane

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