On 02/18/2016 12:30 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> On 2016-02-17 21:19:08 -0500, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> On 2/17/16 9:08 PM, Michael Paquier wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
>>>> On 2/17/16 5:20 PM, Josh berkus wrote:
>>>>> I have a use-case for this feature, at part of it containerized
>>>>> PostgreSQL. Right now, there is certain diagnostic information (like
>>>>> timeline) which is exposed ONLY in pg_controldata.
>>>> I'm talking about the pg_config() function, not pg_controldata.
>>> Andrew has mentioned a use case he had at the beginning of this thread
>>> to enhance a bit the regression tests related to libxml.
>> While that idea was useful, I think we had concluded that there are
>> better ways to do this and that this way probably wouldn't even work
>> (Windows?).

Just to be clear, AFAIK there is no issue with the committed changes on
Windows. If there is please provide a concrete example that we can discuss.

> I don't understand why you're so opposed to this. Several people said
> that they're interested in this information in the current discussion
> and it has been requested repeatedly over the years. For superusers you
> can already hack access, but it's darn ugly.


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