Excerpts from Bruce Momjian's message of jue sep 29 09:56:09 -0300 2011: > > Thinking some more, I don't need to know the data directory while the > server is down --- I already am starting it. pg_upgrade starts both old > and new servers during its check phase, and it could look up the > data_directory GUC variable and use that value when accessing files. > That would work for old and new servers. However, I assume that is > something we would not backpatch to 9.1.
Why not? We've supported separate data/config dirs for a long time now, so it seems to me that pg_upgrade not coping with them is a bug. If pg_upgrade starts postmaster, it seems simple to grab the data_directory setting, is it not? -- Álvaro Herrera <alvhe...@commandprompt.com> The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc. PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers