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Re: PostgreSQL overall design

From: Gnanavel S <s(dot)gnanavel(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL overall design
Date: 2005-09-27 13:46:09
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On 9/27/05, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
> [ -performance removed ]
> Gnanavel S wrote:
> >
> > Need a clarification in copydir.c file of src/port directory, In the
> > following snippet the destination directory is created first then the
> > source directory is read. Suppose if I don't have permission to read
> > the source, even then the destination directory would be created.
> > I just want to know whether there is any reason for doing so?
> >
> >
> Under what circumstances do you imagine this will happen, since the
> postmaster user owns all the files and directories?

Understood. But can you explain why it is done in that way as what I said
seems to be standard way of doing it (correct me if I'm wrong).

with regards,

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