Re: Idea: closing the loop for "pg_ctl reload"

From: Jan de Visser <jan(at)de-visser(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Idea: closing the loop for "pg_ctl reload"
Date: 2015-08-26 02:10:22
Message-ID: 1659246.P8BIyfxrNh@bison
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On August 25, 2015 08:36:52 PM Tom Lane wrote:
> Jan de Visser <jan(at)de-visser(dot)net> writes:
> > On August 25, 2015 09:31:35 PM Michael Paquier wrote:
> >> This patch had feedback, but there has been no update in the last
> >> month, so I am now marking it as returned with feedback.
> >
> > It was suggested that this mechanism became superfluous with the inclusion
> > of the view postgresql.conf (pg_settings?) in 9.5. I left it to Tom
> > (being the one that suggested the feature) to indicate if he still thinks
> > it's useful.
> I think there's still a fair argument for "pg_ctl reload" being able to
> return a simple yes-or-no result. We had talked about trying to shoehorn
> textual error messages into the protocol, and I'm now feeling that that
> complication isn't needed, but a bare-bones feature would still be worth
> the trouble IMO.

OK, I'll have a look at the review comments and submit something updated soon.

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