Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > Is there really a use case for users fiddling with pg_proc, pg_class,
> > etc. directly?
> There's a use case for *superusers* to fiddle with them, yes.
> (Superusers are presumed to be adults.) I think I recommend a quick
> UPDATE on some catalog at least once a month on the lists.
> You might care to consider the fact that no modern Unix system prevents
> root from doing rm -rf /, even though that's "obviously" disastrous.
> Yet (stretching the analogy all out of shape) there's no convenient user
> tool for rearranging the contents of all the inodes on a filesystem.
> > At any rate, I'd be happy to drop that part of the proposal. It would
> > be a step forward just to permit (even without
> > allow_system_table_mods) those changes which don't alter the structure
> > of the catalog. For ALTER TABLE, the SET STATISTICS, (RE)SET
> > (attribute_option), SET STORAGE, CLUSTER ON, SET WITHOUT CLUSTER, and
> > (RE)SET (reloptions) forms are all things that fall into this
> > category, I believe.
> It would be far less work to just drop allow_system_table_mods to SUSET.
> And we wouldn't get questions about which forms of ALTER TABLE require
Are we going to make the allow_system_table_mods to SUSET change? Is it
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