From: "Magnus Hagander" <mag...@hagander.net>
There's also the change to throw an error if the source is already registered, which is potentially a bigger problem. Since the default will be the same everywhere, do we really want to throw an error when you install a second version, now that this is the normal state?There's also definitely a problem in that that codepath fires up a MessageBox, but it's just a function called in a DLL. It might just as well be called from a background service or from within an installer with no visible desktop, at which point the process will appear to be hung... I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to do that.
I got what you mean. I removed changes in pgevent.c except for the default name. I attached the revised patch.
More importantly, isn't it wrong to claim it will only be used for register and unregister? If we get an early failure in start, for example, there are numerous codepaths that will end up calling write_stderr(), which will use the eventlog when running as a service. Shouldn't the "-e" parameter be moved under "common options"?Yes, you are right. -e is effective only if pg_ctl is invoked as a Windowsservice. So it is written at register mode. That is, -e specifies the event source used by the Windows service which is registered by "pg_ctl register".Oh, right. I see what you mean now. That goes for all parameters though, including -D, and we don't specify those as register mode only, so I still think it's wrong to place it there. It is now grouped with all other parameters that we specifically *don't* write to the commandline of the service.
Sorry, but I'm probably not understanding your comment. This may be due to my English capability. -e is effective only on Windows, so it is placed in section "Options for Windows". And I could not find a section named "Common options". -e is currently meangful only with register mode, so it is placed at register mode in Synopsis section. For example, -D is not attached to kill mode.
Do you suggest that -e should be attached to all modes in Synopsis section, or -e should be placed in the section "Options" instead of "Options for Windows"?
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