Tom Lane writes:

> Andrew Sullivan expressed concern about this, too.  The thing could
> be made a little more failsafe if we made it impossible to set
> ZERO_DAMAGED_PAGES to true in postgresql.conf, or by any means other
> than an actual SET command --- whose impact would then be limited to
> the current session.  This is kind of an ugly wart on the GUC mechanism,
> but I think not difficult to do with an assign_hook (it just has to
> refuse non-interactive settings).

Fighting against people who randomly change settings without being
informed about what they do is pointless.  It's like trying to prevent
'rm -rf /*'.  And it's not like you can easily set anything in
postgresql.conf by accident.

Peter Eisentraut   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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