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Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here
Date: 1998-10-30 02:11:02
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On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Tom Lane wrote:

> The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> > either way, moving the pid file (or
> > socket, for that matter) from /tmp should be listed as a security related
> > requirement for v6.4 :)
> Huh?  There is no pid file being generated in /tmp (or anywhere else)
> at the moment.  If we do add one, it should not go into /tmp for the
> reasons I gave before.
> Where the Unix-domain socket file lives is an entirely separate issue.
> If we move the socket out of /tmp then we have just kicked away all the
> work we did to preserve backwards compatibility of the FE/BE protocol
> with existing clients.  Being able to talk to a 1.0 client isn't much
> good if you aren't listening where he's going to try to contact you.
> So I think I have to vote in favor of leaving the socket where it is.

Let me put my vote in...: $PGSQLHOME/run/{,}

Screw backwards compatibility...v6.5 becomes v7.0 *shrug*

Marc G. Fournier                                
Systems Administrator @ 
primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary: scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org 

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