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Re: [PATCH] Make pg_basebackup configure and start standby [Review]

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make pg_basebackup configure and start standby [Review]
Date: 2013-01-02 00:24:51
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Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at> writes:
> 2013-01-01 17:18 keltezssel, Magnus Hagander rta:
>> That way we can get around the whole need for changing memory allocation across all the 
>> frontends, no? Like the attached.

> Sure it's simpler but then the consistent look of the code is lost.

> What about the other patch to unify pg_malloc and friends?
> Basically all client code boils down to
>      fprintf(stderr, ...)
> in different disguise in their error reporting, so that patch can
> also be simplified but it seems that the atexit() - either explicitly
> or hidden behind InitPostgresFrontend() - cannot be avoided.

Meh.  I find it seriously wrongheaded that something as minor as an
escape_quotes() function should get to dictate both malloc wrappers
and error recovery handling throughout every program that might use it.
I like Magnus' version a lot better than that idea.

A bigger issue that I notice with this code is that it's only correct in
backend-safe encodings, as the comment mentions.  If we're going to be
putting it into frontend programs, how safe is that going to be?

			regards, tom lane

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