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Re: "is_superuser" parameter creates inconsistencies

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: "is_superuser" parameter creates inconsistencies
Date: 2003-07-28 14:28:25
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Presumably, the "is_superuser" parameter was intended to make the updating
> of psql's prompt more accurate when SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION is used.
> However, if the prompt is customized to include the user name (%n), then
> the prompt changes to reflect the real superuser status, but does not
> change the user name.  I guess we need to pass "session_user" as well.

Seems reasonable.  IIRC the only addition needed to the server code is
to set a flag in the variable's GUC entry.

			regards, tom lane

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