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Re: Overhauling GUCS

From: Alexander Vysokovskih <av(at)ural(dot)org>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Overhauling GUCS
Date: 2008-06-01 05:35:53
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Can I express one's user view:

Greg Sabino Mullane writes:
> * Much more verbose comments. The abovementioned default_statistics_target
> is a very important settings, but there is zero explanation in the file
> of what it is. The only thing we're told is that it ranges from 10 - 1000.
> We can do better than that. Users would absolutely love it if each item
> had a clear explanation, and it would be well worth a slightly increased
> file size. See the postfix file for a good example of such.
    Absolutely agreed :-). Total list of GUC and fully explanation each 
of them is sufficient.
For "easy start", it might be a several postgresql.conf with 
distribution, like mysql doing it,
or generate postgresql.conf by wizard-dialog before initdb starting, for 
But I think that all GUCs must present in configuration file.


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