Tom Lane wrote: > Vitaly Burovoy <vitaly.buro...@gmail.com> writes: > > P.S.: I still think it is a good idea to change storage format, > > I'm not sure which part of "no" you didn't understand, but we're > not breaking on-disk compatibility of existing macaddr columns. > Breaking the on-the-wire binary I/O representation seems like a > nonstarter as well.
I think the suggestion was to rename macaddr to macaddr6 or similar, keeping the existing behavior and the current OID. So existing columns would continue to work fine and maintain on-disk compatibility, but any newly created columns would become the 8-byte variant. -- Álvaro Herrera https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers