Alfred Perlstein wrote:

> How high on the hierarchy of PostgreSQL's "needs" is making a single
> option a tunable versus compile time thing?  I mean seriously you
> mean to stick on this one point when one of your users are asking
> you about this?   That is pretty concerning to me.

I think the sticking point here is that the problem affects a single
platform, and it can easily be construed as a platform bug.  For
problems that affect PostgreSQL as a whole for everybody, we hesitate a
lot less when it comes to creating new runtime options.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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