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Re: BUG #7493: Postmaster messages unreadable in a Windows console

From: Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alexander Law <exclusion(at)gmail(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Subject: Re: BUG #7493: Postmaster messages unreadable in a Windows console
Date: 2013-01-30 01:51:55
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On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 09:54:04AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Alexander Law <exclusion(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > Please look at the following l10n bug:
> >
> > and the proposed patch.
> That patch looks entirely unsafe to me.  Neither of those functions
> should be expected to be able to run when none of our standard
> infrastructure (palloc, elog) is up yet.
> Possibly it would be safe to do this somewhere around where we do
> GUC initialization.

Even then, I wouldn't be surprised to find problematic consequences beyond
error display.  What if all the databases are EUC_JP, the platform encoding is
KOI8, and some postgresql.conf settings contain EUC_JP characters?  Does the
postmaster not rely on its use of SQL_ASCII to allow those values?

I would look at fixing this by making the error output machinery smarter in
this area before changing the postmaster's notion of server_encoding.

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