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Re: proposal: only superuser can change customized_options

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: proposal: only superuser can change customized_options
Date: 2007-02-02 16:40:10
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"Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)hotmail(dot)com> writes:
> I want to use custmized option for security configuration one contrib 
> library. Currently customized options are usable only for default 
> configuration, because everybody can change it. It is substitution of global 
> variables.
> Decision if option is protected or not can be based on name of option.

I dislike making it depend on spelling.  There was discussion of this
problem before, and we had a much saner answer: when the module that
defines the variable gets loaded, discard any local setting if the
correct protection level of the variable is SUSET or higher.  See the

			regards, tom lane

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