Tom Lane wrote:

> What might be less breakable is to identify exactly which declarations
> pg_controldata needs out of this file and push just those into some new
> header.

Yeah, I also thought about that but didn't get around to trying.

> However, pg_controldata is just the tip of the iceberg --- to get any
> mileage out of this, we'd also have to make pg_resetxlog and pg_xlogdump
> able to compile with only postgres_fe.h, so there might be too much stuff
> involved.

IIRC we didn't have pg_xlogdump when I wrote this, and I checked
pg_resetxlog and it wasn't nearly as simple as pg_controldata.

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

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