Re: Recognizing superuser in pg_hba.conf

From: Vik Fearing <vik(at)postgresfriends(dot)org>
To: Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tomas Vondra <tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Andrew Gierth <andrew(at)tao11(dot)riddles(dot)org(dot)uk>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Recognizing superuser in pg_hba.conf
Date: 2020-07-02 13:21:34
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On 7/2/20 3:14 PM, Daniel Gustafsson wrote:
>> On 30 Mar 2020, at 20:28, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Tomas Vondra <tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>>> I see this patch is marked as RFC since 12/30, but there seems to be
>>> quite a lot of discussion about the syntax, keywords and how exactly to
>>> identify the superuser. So I'll switch it back to needs review, which I
>>> think is a better representation of the current state.
>> Somebody switched it to RFC again, despite the facts that
>> (a) there is absolutely no consensus about what syntax to use
>> (and some of the proposals imply very different patches),
>> (b) there's been no discussion at all since the last CF, and
>> (c) the patch is still failing in the cfbot (src/test/ssl fails).
>> While resolving (c) would seem to be the author's problem, I don't
>> think it's worth putting effort into that detail until we have
>> some meeting of the minds about (a). So I'll put this back to
>> "needs review".
> Since there hasn't been any more progress on this since the last CF, and the
> fact that the outcome may result in a completely different patch, I'm inclined
> to mark this returned with feedback rather than have it linger. The discussion
> can continue and the entry be re-opened.
> Thoughts?

No objection.
Vik Fearing

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