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Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here
Date: 1998-10-30 04:17:16
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The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Tom Lane wrote:
>> So I think I have to vote in favor of leaving the socket where it is.

> Let me put my vote in...: $PGSQLHOME/run/{,}
> Screw backwards compatibility...v6.5 becomes v7.0 *shrug*

Catching up on back email, Marc?

I think the end consensus of that thread was that we should move the
socket file to someplace safer than /tmp (exactly where being a
configure-time choice), *and* optionally put a softlink to it in /tmp
for backwards compatibility with old clients.  Use of the /tmp link
would be deprecated because of possible security risks, but it could
continue to work for as long as a particular installation needed to
keep that option enabled.

Actually getting it done doesn't seem to have happened :-(.  I think
we were all viewing this as part & parcel of fixing the lockfile issues,
which no one got exercised enough to do.  Too many higher-priority

			regards, tom lane


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