Andrew Dunstan <and...@dunslane.net> writes: > I don't know if this was discussed at the time ALTER SYSTEM was > implemented, but I have just discovered that if postgresql.auto.conf is > a symlink to a file elsewhere, ALTER SYSTEM will happily break that link > and write its own local copy. That strikes me as rather unfriendly. Why > not just truncate the file rather than unlink it as it's being > rewritten? Even if we don't want to do that a warning in the docs might > help users avoid the "mistake" I just made.
Frankly, that behavior strikes me as a good idea. There is no situation, IMV, where it's sane to try to put a symlink there. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers