Re: Allow workers to override datallowconn

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>
Subject: Re: Allow workers to override datallowconn
Date: 2018-02-23 18:32:56
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On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:24 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> > I hacked up an attempt to do this. It does seem to work in the very
> simple
> > case, but it does requiring changing the order in InitPostgres() to load
> > the startup packet before validating those.
> I doubt that's safe. It requires, to name just one thing, an assumption
> that no processing done in process_startup_options has any need to know
> the database encoding, which is established by CheckMyDatabase. Thus
> for instance, if any GUC settings carried in the startup packet include
> non-ASCII characters, the wrong things will happen.
> You could possibly make it work with more aggressive refactoring, but
> I remain of the opinion that this is a fundamentally bad idea anyhow.
> A GUC of this kind is just ripe for abuse, and I don't think it's solving
> any problem we really need solved.

Here's another attempt at moving this one forward. Basically this adds a
new GucSource being GUC_S_CLIENT_EARLY. It now runs through the parameters
once before CheckMyDatabase, with source set to GUC_S_CLIENT_EARLY. In this
source, *only* parameters that are flagged as GUC_ALLOW_EARLY will be set,
any other parameters are ignored (without error). For now, only the
ignore_connection_restriction is allowed at this stage. Then it runs
CheckMyDatabase(), and after that it runs through all the parameters again,
now with the GUC_S_CLIENT source as usual, which will now process all
other variables.

Magnus Hagander
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