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Re: [v9.2] Add GUC sepgsql.client_label

From: Yeb Havinga <yebhavinga(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>, PgHacker <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Joshua Brindle <jbrindle(at)tresys(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [v9.2] Add GUC sepgsql.client_label
Date: 2012-01-31 14:10:35
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On 2012-01-31 14:06, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:36 AM, Yeb Havinga<yebhavinga(at)gmail(dot)com>  wrote:
>> What about always allowing a transition to the default / postgresql.conf
>> configured client label, so in the case of errors, or RESET, the transition
>> to this domain is hardcoded to succeed. This would also be useful in
>> conjunction with a connection pooler. This would still allow the option to
>> prevent a back transition to non-default client labels.
> I don't think you can make that work, because someone can still
> attempt to RESET to a different value, and it's still not safe to make
> that fail.

But the idea is that if that different value is a (possibly changed into 
a new) allowed default value, a RESET to that new default value will be 
allowed, by definition, because it is a default value.

Yeb Havinga
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