On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 7:13 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > We've talked before about how the regression tests should be circumspect > about what role names they create/drop, so as to avoid possibly blowing > up an installation's existing users during "make installcheck". In > particular I believe there was consensus that such names should begin > with, or at least include, "regress". I got around today to instrumenting > CreateRole to see what names we were actually creating, and was quite > depressed as to how thoroughly that guideline is being ignored (see > attached).
Thanks for doing this. > A more aggressive answer would be to decide we don't need these test cases > at all and drop them. An advantage of that is that then we could > configure some buildfarm animal to fail the next time somebody ignores > the "test role names should contain 'regress'" rule. I am -1 for dropping the tests. We could just have a CFLAGS that adds an elog(ERROR) in CreateRole and checks that the created role has a wanted prefix, or have a plugin that uses the utility hook to do this filtering. -- Michael -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers