On 2013-12-04 20:55:08 -0500, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-11-14 at 12:11 +0530, Amit Kapila wrote:
> >    If an application wants to allow these connection parameters to be
> > used, it would need to do PQenableStartServer() first. If it doesn't,
> > those connection parameters will be rejected.
> Stupid idea: Would it work that we require an environment variable to be
> set before we allow the standalone_backend connection parameter?  That's
> easy to do, easy to audit, and doesn't require any extra code in the
> individual clients.

I still don't think it's ok to start forking in arbitrary applications
without their knowledge. So I don't think that buys us enough.


Andres Freund

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