|From:||Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>|
|To:||Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>|
|Cc:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
|Subject:||Re: Fix pg_ctl restart bug|
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> > > Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > > > However, as of 2004-10-15, this has not worked. :-( The attached patch
> > > > is the one that caused the bug --- on non-Unix systems, SYSTEMQUOTE is
> > > > "", meaning zero-length string. I should have seen the bug when I
> > > > applied the contributed patch in 2004.
> > >
> > > So, shouldn't this fix be back-patched?
> > Well, no one has actually complained about the breakage, and it has been
> > a few years. Also there is always the risk of a new bug being
> > introduced, so I am unsure.
> Why do we need someone to complain? We know the bug is there. Has the
> code changed a lot in that area?
Do we have the policy of backpatching every fix? I thought it was only
the major bugs we fixed in back branches. If someone wants to backpatch
it, feel free to do so.
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