Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I have a new idea. You know how we have search_path where you can
> > specify multiple schema names. What if we allow the config_dirs/-C to
> > specify multiple directories to search for config files. That way, we
> > can use only one variable, and we can allow people to place different
> > config files in different directories.
> Hm, a search path for config files? I could support that if it
> satisfies the folks who object to specifying config directories
> rather than file names.
> One thing that would have to be thought about is whether to re-search
> the path on each config file reload --- if you first find pg_hba.conf
> in, say, the third directory on the path, should you pay attention if
> one materializes in the second directory later? Or do you keep going
> back to the same well? I can see arguments either way.
Oh, I hadn't thought of that. I would vote for researching the path,
but I am not sure why.
The bigger question is whether you can modify config_dirs while the
postmaster is running. I would think not.
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