Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Andrew Gierth <> writes:
> >>> How did that happen? And how could it possibly work?
> >> It probably doesn't, and the reason nobody has noticed is that the
> >> security label stuff has fewer users than I have fingers (and those
> >> people aren't using provider names that would cause anything interesting
> >> to happen).
> > The BDR code has recently started using security labels as a place to
> > store table-specific data.  That widens its use a fair bit ... and most
> > likely, other extensions will also start using them as soon as they
> > realize that it can be used for stuff other than actual security labels.
> Yeah?  Would they be OK with redefining the provider field as "name",
> or would the length limit be an issue?

Nah, it's fine.  The provider name used there is "bdr".

Álvaro Herrera      
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