--On 15. September 2013 00:25:34 +0200 Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> Looks like a good idea to me. The implementation looks sane as well, > except that I am not sure if we really need to introduce that faux > variable. If the variable cannot be set and we have a SHOW hook, do we > need it?
It's along the line with the other informational variables like block_size et al. Do you want to have a function instead or what's your intention?
One benefit is to have 'em all in SHOW ALL which can be used to compare database/cluster settings, to mention one use case i have in mind.