Re: Replace PG_AUTOCONF_FILENAME with parameter

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Jonathan Jacobson <jonjac(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Replace PG_AUTOCONF_FILENAME with parameter
Date: 2018-10-05 06:47:45
Message-ID: 20181005064745.GC14664@paquier.xyz
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On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 09:39:03AM +0300, Jonathan Jacobson wrote:
> As opposed to config_file, hba_file, etc. the name and location of the
> autoconfig file is fixed to $PGDATA/postgresql.auto.conf (guc.h)
>
> The static name also appears in some other locations, such as
> pg_basebackup, pg_rewind & initdb.c.
>
> New feature suggestion: Allow to set the file's location, as with hba_file
> and ident_file.
>
> Would be glad to make it my contribution to the code.

Could you explain what is your use-case? postgresql.auto.conf is used
internally by Postgres to store information from ALTER SYSTEM, and is
not something aimed at being available externally.
--
Michael

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