On 26 February 2014 15:25, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:

>> >> > * Why does ChangeOwner need AEL?
>> >>
>> >> Ownership affects privileges, which includes SELECTs, hence AEL.
>> >
>> > So?
>> That reply could be added to any post. Please explain your concern.
> I don't understand why that means it needs an AEL. After all,
> e.g. changes in table inheritance do *not* require an AEL. I think it's
> perfectly ok to not go for the minimally required locklevel for all
> subcommands, but then it should be commented as such and not with
> "change visible to SELECT" where other operations that do so as well
> require lower locklevels.

Those are two separate cases, with separate lock levels, so that
argument doesn't hold.

My understanding of the argument as to why Inheritance doesn't need
AEL is that adding/removing children is akin to inserting or deleting
rows from the parent.

Removing SELECT privilege while running a SELECT would be a different
matter.  This is all a matter of definition; we can make up any rules
we like. Doing so is IMHO a separate patch and not something to hold
up the main patch.

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