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Re: [PATCHES] Magic block for modules

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Magic block for modules
Date: 2006-05-30 22:20:33
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Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org> writes:
> On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 08:21:43PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure we had agreed that magic blocks should be required;
>> otherwise this check will accomplish little.

> Sure, I just didn't want to break every module in one weekend. I was
> thinking of adding it with LOG level now, send a message on -announce
> saying that at the beginning of the 8.2 freeze it will be an ERROR.
> Give people time to react.

Now that the magic-block patch is in, we need to revisit this bit of the
discussion.  I'm for making lack of a magic block an ERROR immediately.
I don't see the point of waiting; in fact, if we wait till freeze we'll
just make the breakage more concentrated.  At the very least it ought
to be a WARNING immediately, because a LOG message is just not visible


			regards, tom lane

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