On Mon, Jun 09, 2014 at 09:12:27PM -0400, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-06-05 at 21:57 -0400, Noah Misch wrote:
> > I recommend "TMPDIR => 1" instead of setting DIR.
> I originally decided against doing that, because
> 1) I don't know if all systems would have enough space in their regular
> temporary directory for the kinds of things we put there.  Using the
> build directory seems safer.
> 2) One "debugging" method is to set CLEANUP to false and then manually
> inspect the data directory left behind.  (In the future, this might be
> exposed via a command-line option.)  This would become more cumbersome
> and error-prone if we used TMPDIR.
> >   This temporary directory is
> > used for Unix sockets, so path length limitations will be a problem:
> > 
> > http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/20140329172224.ga170...@tornado.leadboat.com
> That, however, is a good argument for doing it the other way.  Maybe we
> need two temporary directories.

Two temporary directories sounds fair, given those constraints.

Noah Misch
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