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Re: GUC/postgresql.conf docs

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Thomas F(dot)O'Connell" <tfo(at)monsterlabs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: GUC/postgresql.conf docs
Date: 2003-01-13 21:01:10
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"Thomas F.O'Connell" <tfo(at)monsterlabs(dot)com> writes:
> I just wanted to make sure the list was exhaustive. What of those that 
> are marked "startup or postgresql.conf"?

I believe the latter are the ones you cannot set per-backend.

If you want to be certain, look through src/backend/utils/misc/guc.c
to see which variables are marked PGC_POSTMASTER.  Those are the
restart-required vars.  The ones marked PGC_SIGHUP can be changed from
postgresql.conf, but not per-backend.  (See comments in
src/include/utils/guc.h for the gory details.)

If you find any for which the Admin Guide is wrong or misleading,
please submit a docs patch ...

			regards, tom lane

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