Magnus Hagander <> writes:
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> I think probably the right thing for now is to install a do-nothing
>> callback, so that at least we don't have the issue of the postmaster
>> freezing at SIGHUP.  If someone feels like trying to revive support
>> of passphrase-protected server keys, that would be a perfectly fine
>> base to build on; they'd need a callback there anyway.

> Does it still support passphrase protected ones on startup, or did that get
> thrown out with the bathwater?

It does not; what would be the point, if the key would be lost at SIGHUP?

> I think that's definitely a separate thing
> and there are a nontrivial number of people who would be interested in a
> setup where they can use a passphrase to protect it initially, just not
> reload it.

If any of those number of people want to step up and design/implement
a non-broken solution for passphrases, that'd be fine with me.  But
I would want to see something that's actually a credible solution,
allowing the postmaster to be started as a normal daemon.  And working
on Windows.

                        regards, tom lane

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