* Joe Conway (m...@joeconway.com) wrote:
> On 03/02/2016 12:54 PM, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > * Joe Conway (m...@joeconway.com) wrote:
> >> On 03/01/2016 08:00 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> >>> Yes, we'd need some way to mark non-null ACLs as being "built-in
> >>> defaults".  I do not see the need to have SQL syntax supporting that
> >>> though.
> >>
> >> I was thinking the supporting syntax might be used by extensions, for
> >> example.
> > 
> > I tend to agree with Tom that we don't really need SQL syntax for this.
> 
> > I don't see any reason it couldn't be used by extensions also, though
> > we'd have to do a bit more work on pg_dump to make it actually dump
> > out any non-default ACLs for extension-owned objects.
> 
> Without any syntax, what does the extension do, directly insert into
> this special catalog table?

Perhaps nothing- we already are tracking everything they've created, at
the end of the extension's script, we could simply go over all of the
objects which are part of the extension and save off the non-NULL ACLs
which exist.

* David G. Johnston (david.g.johns...@gmail.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 2:44 PM, Joe Conway <m...@joeconway.com> wrote:
> 
> > On 03/02/2016 12:54 PM, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > * Joe Conway (m...@joeconway.com) wrote:
> > >> On 03/01/2016 08:00 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> > >>> Yes, we'd need some way to mark non-null ACLs as being "built-in
> > >>> defaults".  I do not see the need to have SQL syntax supporting that
> > >>> though.
> > >>
> > >> I was thinking the supporting syntax might be used by extensions, for
> > >> example.
> > >
> > > I tend to agree with Tom that we don't really need SQL syntax for this.
> >
> > > I don't see any reason it couldn't be used by extensions also, though
> > > we'd have to do a bit more work on pg_dump to make it actually dump
> > > out any non-default ACLs for extension-owned objects.
> >
> > Without any syntax, what does the extension do, directly insert into
> > this special catalog table?
> >
> >
> ‚ÄčThe desire in the thread I linked was for the user, not the extension, to
> alter the permissions.  In that context (and possibly here as well)
> PostgreSQL would (somehow?) recognize the ‚Äčtarget as being special and thus
> requiring adding or updating an entry into the supplemental catalog table
> when the usual GRANT/REVOKE SQL command is issued.

Not quite.

The idea here is for us to track in the catalog what the ACLs were at
the "start" (being "initdb" time for the database as a whole, and
"CREATE EXTENSION" time for the extension) and then dump out any ACLs
which have been changed since then.

That strikes me as much simpler than having to track every GRANT/REVOKE
done against some special set of objects..

Thanks!

Stephen

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