On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> More generally, I'm not convinced about the use-case for this patch.
> What problem is it supposed to help in dealing with, exactly?  Not syntax
> errors in the hba file, evidently, since it doesn't make any attempt to
> instrument the file parser.  And it's not very clear that it'll help
> with "I can't connect", either, because if you can't connect you're
> not going to be running this function.

Apologies for replying an old thread.

The main reason behind of this patch is for the administrators to control
and verify the authentication mechanism that was deployed for several
users in the database is correctly picking the assigned hba config or not?

I feel this SQL function is useful for administrators and not for normal

If anyone is not against to the above use case, i will update the patch based
on the review comments and post it later.

Hari Babu
Fujitsu Australia

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