I'm still unclear on how to write regression tests for a connectivity bug.
Are they necessary in this case?

On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Zeus Kronion <zkron...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Parallel workers were failing to connect to the database when running
> pg_dump with a connection string. The first of the following two commands
> runs without errors, while the second one fails:
> pg_dump "postgres://my-user:my-passw...@my.hostname.com:5432/my-db" -Fd
> -f my-dump
> pg_dump "postgres://my-user:my-passw...@my.hostname.com:5432/my-db" -Fd
> --jobs=9 -f my-dump
> The error message:
> pg_dump: [parallel archiver] connection to database "my-db" failed:
> fe_sendauth: no password supplied
> The password is not being stored correctly in the PGconn object when
> connecting with a connection string.
> This is my first time contributing to Postgres, so I tried to stick to the
> instructions from the "Submitting a Patch" wiki. This submission is for
> discussion because I haven't figured out how to write regression tests for
> this patch yet (and I would appreciate guidance).
> Target branch: master
> Compiles and tests successfully: true
> Platform-specific items: none
> Regression tests: still needed
> Documentation: N/A
> Performance implications: none

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