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Re: [GENERAL] column-level update privs + lock table

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)ak(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] column-level update privs + lock table
Date: 2010-11-30 16:25:19
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On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM, Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>> I actually hadn't thought of that, for some reason.
>>> We used to similarly recommend that people handle TRUNCATE privileges
>>> with a security definer function. That doesn't mean GRANT TRUNCATE
>>> wasn't a sweet addition to 8.4.
>> Hmm, glad you like it (I wrote that).  I'm just asking how far we
>> should go before we decide we catering to use cases that are too
>> narrow to warrant an extension of the permissions system.
> I am slightly opposed to adding GRANTs for LOCK TABLE, ANALYZE,
> VACUUM, etc. The GRANT help page is long enough already, and I doubt
> many users would use them, even though I might use GRANT LOCK TABLE
> myself.

You'd really probably want GRANT LOCK TABLE (SHARE), GRANT LOCK TABLE

It'd be sort of cool, but it doesn't seem worth the complexity.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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