Re: libpq connection timeout mismanagement

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Fabien COELHO <coelho(at)cri(dot)ensmp(dot)fr>
Cc: PostgreSQL Developers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: libpq connection timeout mismanagement
Date: 2018-08-14 17:17:12
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Fabien COELHO <coelho(at)cri(dot)ensmp(dot)fr> writes:
>> Right. As before, I'm not excited about rejecting trailing junk,
>> considering we never did before.

> My 0.02¤: accepting trailing junk is just a recipee for hiding bugs:
> sh> psql "connect_timeout=2,port=5433"
> psql> \conninfo
> ... port=5432 # port directive was silently ignored
> So erroring out would be a good thing, and it could be done on a new
> release.

Perhaps. That should certainly be a separate patch, though, and
it should cover everything not just connection_timeout (I see at
least five parameters that are parsed with atoi() and nothing else).
I'm still not excited, but feel free to send a patch.

regards, tom lane

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