Peter Eisentraut wrote: > On 10/12/16 11:58 AM, Christoph Berg wrote: > > (Yes, the '' default might be fine for syslog, but I don't think > > that's a good argument for sticking with it for default installs. I've > > seen way too many useless log files out there, and at worst we'll have > > syslogs with two timestamps.) > > We'd have to think of a way to sort this out during upgrades.
Sure, but we don't have to do that in this patch, do we? Some systems such as Debian copy the postgresql.conf file from the old installation to the new one, and then have specific code to adjust settings that no longer exist in the new version. I'm not a fan of that approach myself precisely because if PGDG installs new defaults (such as in this case), the sites using that upgrade tool don't benefit. A better approach might be to copy over the non-default settings from the old install to the new. If Debian were to do that then we wouldn't need to do anything here. -- Álvaro Herrera https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers