Hi all. I'm lead developer for pgCodeKeeper which is a tool for PostgreSQL database schema comparison.
In our tool we have a pg_dump-like schema reader for comparing against live DB instances. This reader consumes majority of the time the comparison operation takes and we had an idea to speed it up. To do this we need to be able to track last modification time of every DB object and an extension with event triggers seems like a suitable tool for this. The extension we've implemented is available, for anyone interested: https://github.com/pgcodekeeper/pg_dbo_timestamp/ However, we've discovered that event triggers provide almost no data for GRANT/REVOKE commands, in particular, there's no way to find out which objects were altered by these commands. pg_event_trigger_ddl_commands() does provide a pg_ddl_command data which seems to contain objects list for GRANT, however it seems totally inaccessible in plpgsql. This leads to my question: do we need to dive into writing a C function for our extension to access pg_ddl_command or some other lower-lever representation? Or can we use something else to solve our task, maybe avoiding event triggers entirely? Thanks. Alexander Levsha