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Re: postmaster/postgres options assimilation plan

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postmaster/postgres options assimilation plan
Date: 2006-01-04 16:40:02
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Here's the plan for assimilating the command-line options of the postmaster 
> and postgres options.
> ...

> * postmaster options added to postgres: -h -i -k -l -n
> These options will not have any useful effects, but their behavior is 
> consistent if you do, say, SHOW listen_addresses.

Did you mean -N rather than -n here?

> For the options -O, -P, and -W I have added three new GUC variables 
> allow_system_table_mods (PGC_SIGHUP), ignore_system_indexes (PGC_BACKEND), 
> connection_startup_delay (PGC_BACKEND); mostly to simplify the 
> postmaster->postgres communication.

Might as well let allow_system_table_mods be PGC_BACKEND too.  The
dangers it poses are not made less by turning it on in all backends
at the same time.

			regards, tom lane

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