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Re: Totally weird behaviour in org.postgresql.Driver

From: Guy Rouillier <guyr-ml1(at)burntmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Totally weird behaviour in org.postgresql.Driver
Date: 2009-03-16 01:30:47
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peter wrote:
>>         Thanks for sharing the tip! What adjustments exactly did you
>>         have to make? I
>>         just make every user to log on with different PG username. Are
>>         there any
>>         other options?
>> It's fairly unusual to have a tomcat application of any size login to
>> the db as the user. Could you share the reason why ?
> The app is actually middleware for Adobe Flex frontend and PG backend,
> not a regular web app. The architecture requires PG to know which user
> has connected (lots of heavy lifting takes place in PG), and we so far
> havent found any other way how to let PG know which user has connected.
> The only alternative was to supply user ID in every PG function call but
> that is messy and introduces it's own limitations as well. If you have
> any suggestions I'm all ears! ;)

Set a user variable after you've obtained a connection from the pool, 
and use that to log user-specific values.  That way, you maintain the 
benefits of connection pools, but can still identify individual users.

Guy Rouillier

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