On 01/28/2014 07:26 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 07:21:50PM +0200, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
I have no problem removing the parameter if required to. In that case,
I would like to leave the parameter in until mid beta, to allow
greater certainty. In any case, I would wish to retain as a minimum an
extern bool variable allowing it to be turned off by C function if

Anything changed to postgresql.conf during beta is going to require an

Huh? Surely not.

Uh, if we ship beta1 with a GUC in postgresql.conf, and then we remove
support for the GUC in beta2, anyone starting a server initdb-ed with
beta1 is going to get an error and the server is not going to start:

        LOG:  unrecognized configuration parameter "xxx" in file 
"/u/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf" line 1
        FATAL:  configuration file "/u/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf" contains 

so, yeah, it isn't going to require an initdb, but it is going to
require everyone to edit their postgresql.conf.

Only if you uncommented the value in the first place.

- Heikki

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