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Re: Fix pg_ctl restart bug

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
Date: 2008-06-26 17:10:01
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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.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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