On 2015-02-25 12:08:32 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Gierth <and...@tao11.riddles.org.uk> writes:
> > So while helping someone with an unrelated issue, I did a quick query to
> > look for collation-dependent indexes, and was rather shocked to find
> > that not only are there two such in the system catalogs, both set to
> > "default" collation, but that one of them is in a _shared_ catalog
> > (pg_shseclabel).
> > 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 most obvious fix is to change "provider" to a NAME column.

Yea. I'm not sure why that wasn't done initially. I can't really see the
length be an issue. How about we add an error check enforcing ascii,
that'll work in the back branches?

Generally it's not the greatest idea to have non-ascii stuff in shared

> What was the other case?  We might want to add a regression test to
> check for collation-dependent system indexes ...



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