Robert, * Robert Haas (robertmh...@gmail.com) wrote: > On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:24 AM, Robins Tharakan <thara...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I would like to work on a patch to accommodate restricted environments (such > > as AWS RDS Postgres) which don't allow pg_authid access since their > > definition of Superuser is just a regular user with extra permissions. > > > > Would you consider a patch to add a flag to work around this restriction, > > Or, do you prefer that this be maintained outside core? > > I am a little surprised that this patch has gotten such a good > reception. We haven't in the past been all that willing to accept > core changes for the benefit of forks of PostgreSQL; extensions, sure, > but forks? Maybe we should take the view that Amazon has broken this > and Amazon ought to fix it, rather than making it our job to (try to) > work around their bugs.
I suspect it's gotten a reasonably good reception because it's about making it possible to do more things as a non-superuser, which is something that we've got a number of different people working on currently, with two interesting patches from Dave geared towards doing that for monitoring. I have no doubt that there will be other users of this, which means that it isn't "for the benefit of forks" but for users of core too. > On the other hand, maybe that approach is narrow-minded. I agree that we shouldn't be accepting changes into core which are only applicable and helpful for forks of PG. Thanks! Stephen
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