On 2013-12-23 18:28:51 +0100, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2013 12:06 AM, "Andres Freund" <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Magnus,
> >
> > It looks to me like the path to do_pg_start_backup() outside of a
> > transaction context comes from your initial commit of the base backup
> > facility.
> > The problem is that you're not allowed to do anything leading to a
> > syscache/catcache lookup in those contexts.
> I think that may have come with the addition of the replication privilege
> actually but that doesn't change the fact that yes, it appears broken..

There was a if (!superuser()) check there before as well, that has the
same dangers.


Andres Freund

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