On 3/4/16 3:55 PM, Alvaro Herrera wrote: > * it failed to check for S_IXUSR, so permissions 0700 were okay, in > contradiction with what the error message indicates. This is a > preexisting bug actually. Do we want to fix it by preventing a > user-executable file (possibly breaking compability with existing > executable key files), or do we want to document what the restriction > really is?
I think we should not check for S_IXUSR. There is no reason for doing that. I can imagine that key files are sometimes copied around using USB drives with FAT file systems or other means of that sort where permissions can scrambled. While I hate gratuitous executable bits as much as the next person, insisting here would just create annoyances in practice. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers